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3 Big Mistakes in Your English Listening
 
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Learn the 3 biggest mistakes you make when listening to English Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng IG: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com
How to Improve Your English Listening and Speaking Skills
 
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Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook Mindset- When it comes to speaking English, you have to be your own biggest supporter. Click here to join our free email group: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ If you can get excited about your future success, making progress will be so much easier. Listen, Read, Speak - Try and find different ways to practice your English skills. Don't just read English; speak it! Listen to it! These actions will keep you on your toes and open your mind to many different ways of studying the English language. Diversity - It is possible to learn about other topics while also learning English. Branching out to different areas of entertainment will build your vocabulary and challenge your memory and comprehension. Guess First - Pay attention to what you're hearing and the situations around you. Take a chance and guess what you might hear next. Learn to anticipate certain responses and vocabulary that you might need to use. Understand the Big Ideas - A big part of speaking English is using the correct sentence structure. In the English language, we put stress on different syllables and raise our voices at specific places in our sentences. Once you can step back and take a look at the entire framework of English speaking, the words will come to mind more naturally. Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng IG: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com
Don't be Shy! How to Start a Conversation with Anyone in English
 
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This video talks about starting an English conversation and being confident. Join our free email group at http://gonaturalenglish.com Watch this video next: http://bit.ly/1QBgMw7 Visit http://gonaturalenglish.com/premiumgne for premium paid audio ebook and multimedia courses available for instant download! Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish Instagram: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish
How to Stop Translating in Your Head and Start Thinking in English Like a Native
 
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Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook In conversations and other situations where you need to be able to process information quickly and respond immediately, translating in your head is a big problem. It slows you down. It makes you hesitate. At times you’ll completely miss out on the conversation because your chance to jump in has come and gone and you’re still trying to translate. On top of all that, a lot of slang, idioms and phrasal verbs can be difficult to translate quickly — if at all! It’s really best for your fluency if you stop translating in your head and learn to start thinking in English. Thinking in English is very important to developing your fluency in English… so let’s go! Here are my nine tips for thinking in English. DO DAILY ACTIVITIES IN ENGLISH Can you change your phone settings to English? How about talking to your pet in English when you’re going for a walk? If you commute to work by train or bus could you buy your fare in English? LISTEN TO MORE ENGLISH FOR IMMERSION WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS Turn on the internet radio, download podcasts, put Netflix or YouTube on in the background while you’re doing your chores or work! Your brain is so amazing that it will begin to recognize patterns and want to follow them too! TRY GUESSING OR PLANNING WHAT ENGLISH SPEAKERS ARE GOING TO SAY When you predict the conversation based on experience, you’ll be more confident and ready to respond. Imagine the conversations that you want to have in the future and create them before they happen so you feel more prepared. It may not go word-for-word how you plan it, so be ready for change. You could write the conversation down and practice it a few times. STOP LEARNING EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH TRANSLATION Observe, watch, hear, smell and relate vocabulary directly to its meaning — not the word in your first language. USE A MONOLINGUAL DICTIONARY A bilingual dictionary is good for one thing — to put your coffee cup on so it doesn’t leave rings on your table. LABEL OBJECTS IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE IN ENGLISH You can do this in your mind or actually on pieces of paper taped to the objects (or use sticky notes). Start with everyday objects that you use every day! For example, if I have a book at home and I am learning Portuguese I would label it “livro,” or if I am learning Arabic then I would label it “kitab.” Every time I look at it I am reminded to think that word! TALK TO YOURSELF IN ENGLISH Ask yourself questions and answer them. Make up a short story about a person you see on your way to work. You may want to do this in private when no one else is within earshot. It’s ok if you are not sure if your grammar is perfect, or if you make a mistake. No one will know! If you’re not sure if what you said to yourself is correct or not, then make a note to yourself to find out! You can do some research online, or ask your teacher or a native speaker friend later. JUST START THINKING IN ENGLISH WITH A MANTRA Even the smallest effort is better than nothing. Start with a mantra, or motto, that will help you get started each day in English. For example, “My English is getting better each day.” THINK A LITTLE MORE IN ENGLISH EACH DAY Start small. Make it a habit to think in English a little each day. Set an alarm if it’s hard to remember to switch into English. Then use the timer on your phone or computer to 1 minute to start and think only in English for that amount of time. It doesn’t matter what you think about, or even if you just say a few of the same phrases over and over. See if you can extend the time each day by 30 seconds! Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com
5 PHRASES LIKE NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS REALLY SAY THEM
 
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ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com The traditional English phrases you might have learned in a classroom are probably not real-life, natural English. Natural English is what we do in everyday life, not in a textbook! WHY SHOULD I SPEAK NATURAL ENGLISH? Having great, natural English means that you're able to understand everyone who speaks English, and actually interact with them. Being able to communicate like a native in English is essential if you want to be able to go out into the real world and understand people speaking English. HOW CAN I USE WHAT I LEARNED IN A TRADITIONAL CLASS IN THE REAL WORLD? The lessons you're likely used to in a traditional class setting are not going to be very helpful if you want to speak like regular person on the street in the U.S. You have to learn to speak naturally, and not academically! One way to take the knowledge you might already have from your previous learning experiences is to take those traditional phrases and "translate" them into real-life, natural English phrases. The traditional phrases are not incorrect, but the non-traditional way of saying these same phrases is more modern. 5 PHRASES LIKE NATIVE SPEAKERS SAY THEM Here are 5 common phrases you likely learned in your traditional English class, and 5 real-world ways to say them: Why? = How come? Please repeat. = Come again? or Sorry? Are you finished? = Are you all set? or All set? To go to (a place) = To stop by To meet = To meet up A MORE NATURAL WAY OF SPEAKING If you want to sound more natural when you're speaking American English, please try out these phrases and practice building your own sentences with them. Then, use them in real life with other English speakers!  ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
How to Improve Listening in English - 6 Most Confused Words
 
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Discover the 6 most confused words in English listening - Join our free English learning email group at http://gonaturalenglish.com Visit http://gonaturalenglish.com/premiumgne for premium paid audio ebook and multimedia courses available for instant download! Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish Instagram: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish
10 Phrasal Verbs You Need to Know for Fluency in English
 
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Learn the 10 phrasal verbs that will improve your English skills. Join our English learning email group at http://gonaturalenglish.com Watch video next: http://bit.ly/1MvGrL9 Learn how to advance from intermediate to fluent English for real native speaker and world English communication. Learn how to understand American English; learn to speak English fluently and confidently and join in conversation with Gabby and the Go Natural English community. Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish
Get it or Got it? When to use each like a native English speaker + Online lessons with iTalki
 
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Learn how to sign up for 2-for-1 lessons at http://gonaturalenglish.com/italki Visit http://gonaturalenglish.com/premiumgne for premium paid audio ebook and multimedia courses available for instant download! Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish Instagram: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish
The Secret to Improve American English Pronunciation - Schwa
 
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A Secret Way To Improve Your English Pronunciation. Join our free English learning email group at http://gonaturalenglish.com It’s no secret that English is a very complicated language to learn and speak. There are rules, written and unwritten, that determine how words are spelled or pronounced. In this video, Gabby talks about ‘Schwa’ which refers to the pronunciation of the unstressed syllable in a word. When a word has two or more syllables it will have a strong and weak syllable. The strong syllable is going to change the sound of the weak syllable. Take a look at the words below and see if you can determine which vowel sound is changed. AgAIn The underlined letter is the weak syllable in the word and the capitalized letters are the strong syllable. Because ‘A’ is the weak syllable, it is pronounced as ‘uh’. Almost as if it’s being punched in the stomach. The same goes for ‘Celebrate’. CELebrate These kind of changes can be confusing but practice will always make your comprehension so much better. Listen to native speakers and review your vocabulary. That way you can get used to how words are pronounced and the flow of spoken English. Hopefully this video has been helpful to your English skills! Want to learn more? Take advantage of the online English video classes from Gabby available at www.GoNaturalEnglish.com. Visit now to find out about limited enrollment periods and Join people with your same goals in our online community of English learners at www.Facebook.com/GoNaturalEnglish and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/GoNaturalEng
STOP IT! 😮 5 THINGS TO STOP DOING IF YOU WANT TO BE FLUENT IN ENGLISH
 
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If this is not your first experience learning English, no doubt you have already learned a lot of things over the course of many months or years to improve your fluency. But are you learning English the right way? WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY TO LEARN ENGLISH? What if we told you that learning English and improving your skills is not just about accumulating knowledge and facts? Improvement is actually about letting go! What does that mean? It means that you should be flexible and allow yourself to open up to new ideas and new ways of learning, and not feel as though you need to be stuck to one way of doing things! Learning needs to be efficient, but it should also be fun. FIVE THINGS TO STOP DOING WHILE LEARNING ENGLISH 1 - DON’T GIVE UP! If you don’t see immediate improvement in your English, don’t give up! It takes time to change the way you learn and to realize that you are improving. It’s all about patience and about enjoying the journey of learning English. Don’t fixate on your day-to-day improvement. Yes, it’s important to learn new things and to challenge yourself, but don’t fixate on whether or not you’ve improved a certain score or grade in a very short amount of time. Instead, focus more on what you can to do experience English on a daily basis. Some days, it might feel easy and as though English is coming naturally to you – and that’s GREAT! But on the days when you’re just not feeling like yourself, or you feel extra challenged, it’s SO IMPORTANT to not give in and give up! Remember: two steps forward and one step back is still progress. 2 - DON’T STOP READING! Don’t stop reading a book just because it seems to difficult! Don’t throw it away! Try perhaps to read something else, something easier, in the meantime, and then go back to that book that seems difficult. We’re willing to wager that, after a month of two, it will seem a lot easier to read! Like any new challenge that we are faced with, at the beginning they can seem extremely daunting. With patience and perseverance, slowly but surely the challenge becomes easier to tackle. Most important: give yourself time, and be patient with yourself! 3 - DON’T COMPARE! Don’t compare yourself to others! Every learner is unique and has their own goals and experiences. You should only compare your progress to YOURSELF! Your own goals and your own improvements over time are the things you should focus on. 4- DON’T FOCUS ON THE NEGATIVE! It is SO important that you make every effort to not focus on what you cant’t do. We go where we focus, and if you’re focusing on the negative, it will distract you from your main goal. Lean into the positive things about learning English, embrace your accomplishments thus far, and use that positive energy to continue moving you forward. 5 - DON’T DO IT ALONE! Don’t try to do everything alone. Learning English is not a solo activity! You are smart and dedicated and you are SO capable of learning on your own – we have no doubts about it!! But so much about the English language, and therefore about being a fluent speaker, is about communication. And communication, by definition, means there are at least two people involved! It takes many people to learn a new language, so remember to always look for that camaraderie with other English learners like yourself, and with fluent English speakers! ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
What is the difference between I was there and I had been there  Learn English Grammar
 
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Know the difference between I was there and I had been there - Join our free email group for English learners at http://gonaturalenglish.com Watch this video next: http://bit.ly/1KT1iWo Go Natural English uploads English tip tutorial videos every Friday. Check out the channel here: http://youtube.com/gonaturalenglish For one-to-one online conversational English lessons, visithttp://gonaturalenglish.com/onlinelessons Visit http://gonaturalenglish.com/premiumgne for premium paid audio ebook and multimedia courses available for instant download! Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish
5 Connected Speech SECRETS for Fast, Native Pronunciation - Go Natural English Speaking Lesson
 
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Full free lesson on the blog: http://gonaturalenglish.com/Q_0q Get English lesson emails from me: http://bit.ly/2tqigX2 The English Fluency Formula ebook: https://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook Fluent Communication Program: http://gonaturalenglish.com/iYaf Free 15-minute Cambly instant online English lesson: https://www.cambly.com/invite/gabby Earn 100 free italki credits: http://promos.italki.com/gonaturalenglish/ Free Audible Audio books and 30-day trial: http://amzn.to/2vwa7l6 Get $20 AirBnb credit: www.airbnb.com/c/gwallace134 Free Uber ride: https://www.uber.com/invite/gabriellew29 Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng IG: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com You can now send me post or mail! This is for PR use, but if you would like to send me a letter, drawing or gift then you are welcome to send it here: 2028 E Ben White Blvd, #240-2484, Austin, TX 78741 FAQ: - Where are you from? I was born in Minneapolis and have lived all over the US including Honolulu, Boston, and New York City, and internationally in Japan for 3 years, 1 yr in Brazil and 1 yr in the Dominican Republic and have spent 2 years backpacking around the world seeing many other countries. - How many languages do you speak? English is my mother tongue, but I also speak fluent Spanish, Portuguese, a bit of conversational Japanese and I can understand French and a bit of Italian. I'd like to learn Arabic and Turkish next. - Which camera do you use? I use the Canon 70D with a 50mm lens: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf - Which microphone do you use? I use a Rode microphone: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf - What shade of lipstick are you wearing? I wear Stila Stay all day liquid lipstick in Patina. You can find it here: http://amzn.to/2uTFtoC - Which editing software do you use? I use Camtasia - Which grammar book do you recommend? I completely recommend English Grammar in Use: http://amzn.to/2ukLPvS - Can you recommend any books that will help me improve my English? I always recommend 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' (http://amzn.to/2tQBFzz) as it is written in the first person from the point of view of an autistic teenager and it does not use very complicated language. - Can you recommend an American TV Series for me to watch and improve my American English pronunciation? Absolutely! I highly recommend 'The Walking Dead" as it is set in the American South and you can train your listening for this regional accent (http://amzn.to/2uLVBru) A lot of the actors are Brits, surprisingly!)
Never Say These 5 Phrases to Your English Teacher
 
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Discover the 5 phrase you should never say to your English teacher - Join our free email group for English learning here: http://gonaturalenglish.com Watch this video next: http://bit.ly/1QFKNeC Go Natural English uploads English tip tutorial videos every Friday. Check out the channel here: http://youtube.com/gonaturalenglish Learn how to advance from intermediate to fluent English for real native speaker and world English communication. Learn how to understand American English; learn to speak English fluently and confidently and join in conversation with Gabby and the Go Natural English community. Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish
7 Tips: Where to practice English if you  live in a country where no one speaks English
 
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Are you living in a non-English-speaking country? Watch this! Watch this video next: http://bit.ly/1B7Dtl8 Join the free sample course the 7 Steps to Fluency athttp://gonaturalenglish.com/7steps. Go Natural English uploads English tip tutorial videos every Friday. Check out the channel here: http://youtube.com/gonaturalenglish For one-to-one online conversational English lessons, visithttp://gonaturalenglish.com/onlinelessons Visit http://gonaturalenglish.com/premiumgne for premium paid audio ebook and multimedia courses available for instant download! Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish
Conversation Questions - USE THESE in your next convo! Go Natural English Fluency Lesson
 
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Full free lesson on the blog: http://gonaturalenglish.com/Q_0q Get English lesson emails from me: http://bit.ly/2tqigX2 The English Fluency Formula ebook: http://gonaturalenglish.com/VnHj Fluent Communication Program: http://gonaturalenglish.com/iYaf Free 15-minute Cambly instant online English lesson: https://www.cambly.com/invite/gabby Earn 100 free italki credits: http://promos.italki.com/gonaturalenglish/ Free Audible Audio books and 30-day trial: http://amzn.to/2vwa7l6 Get $20 AirBnb credit: www.airbnb.com/c/gwallace134 Free Uber ride: https://www.uber.com/invite/gabriellew29 Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng IG: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com You can now send me post or mail! This is for PR use, but if you would like to send me a letter, drawing or gift then you are welcome to send it here: 2028 E Ben White Blvd, #240-2484, Austin, TX 78741 FAQ: - Where are you from? I was born in Minneapolis and have lived all over the US including Honolulu, Boston, and New York City, and internationally in Japan for 3 years, 1 yr in Brazil and 1 yr in the Dominican Republic and have spent 2 years backpacking around the world seeing many other countries. - How many languages do you speak? English is my mother tongue, but I also speak fluent Spanish, Portuguese, a bit of conversational Japanese and I can understand French and a bit of Italian. I'd like to learn Arabic and Turkish next. - Which camera do you use? I use the Canon 70D with a 50mm lens: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf - Which microphone do you use? I use a Rode microphone: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf - What shade of lipstick are you wearing? I wear Stila Stay all day liquid lipstick in Patina. You can find it here: http://amzn.to/2uTFtoC - Which editing software do you use? I use Camtasia - Which grammar book do you recommend? I completely recommend English Grammar in Use: http://amzn.to/2ukLPvS - Can you recommend any books that will help me improve my English? I always recommend 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' (http://amzn.to/2tQBFzz) as it is written in the first person from the point of view of an autistic teenager and it does not use very complicated language. - Can you recommend an American TV Series for me to watch and improve my American English pronunciation? Absolutely! I highly recommend 'The Walking Dead" as it is set in the American South and you can train your listening for this regional accent (http://amzn.to/2uLVBru) A lot of the actors are Brits, surprisingly!)
How to Improve Your English Vocabulary in a Good, Fast Way #AskGabby
 
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Meet vs. See vs. Know: What's the Difference?
 
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When we talk about our relationships with other people, the verbs to meet, to see, and to know will come up often. New English speakers might find it hard to tell the difference between the three, so we’ve made this lesson to help clear up any confusion! TO MEET To meet is generally used when we meet someone for the first time. It can also be used when making plans. Examples: - I met my friend’s parents for the first time yesterday. - We should go over our math notes before the test. Can we meet up next Wednesday to study? TO KNOW To know is to have a personal, established relationship with someone. Its meaning should not be confused with to know of, to be familiar with, or to have heard of — all of which share a degree of knowledge, but are not an established, personal relationship with another person. These forms are better suited to when we speak about celebrities, public figures, or people we are aware of through mutual acquaintances. Examples: - I don’t know Barack Obama personally, but I wish I knew him! He is such an eloquent speaker. - Do you know Maria? She’s in our history class, but I’m not sure if you’ve met her yet. TO SEE To see someone means just what the verb says: see them! 👀 When you see someone, it means to visit, or that you’ve agreed to meet each other somewhere at a later time. Note that can also be used to refer to a very new romantic relationship, where a couple might not yet be formally dating, but casually seeing each other instead. Examples: - I’m going to go see Charlotte and George at the movies later today. Would you like to join us? - Did you see Alex at school today? He wanted to give you back your book. We know that English isn’t the easiest language to learn. Sometimes, it downright just doesn’t make sense — we get it! Lucky for you, we’re here to help. 😉 ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
How To Greet People Like A Native English Speaker?
 
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Visit http://gonaturalenglish.com for more information. Join the free sample course the 7 Steps to Fluency athttp://gonaturalenglish.com/7steps. As an English learner, your greetings might sound stiff or rehearsed. This quick video will help you greet people in a much more natural way. First impressions are so important and greetings have to be memorable and sometimes casual. Some questions you can ask: -How’s it going? -How are you? -What’s new? -What’s up? (This is a very casual greeting and it should only be used with friends.) When you respond, never say, “I’m fine’. People hardly say this. Try saying: -I’m good, and you? -I’m great! -I’m fantastic, thanks for asking. These are all good responses. Remember, when you pick your greeting and response pick the one that best suits you and your personality. Are you more serious or more casual? Are you around a lot of business people or do you spend most of your time with friends and family? If you know the people around you, it will be easy to choose which words are better for different groups of people. Want to learn more? Take advantage of the online English video classes from Gabby available at www.GoNaturalEnglish.com. Visit now to find out about limited enrollment periods and special offers. Join people with your same goals in our online community of English learners at www.Facebook.com/GoNaturalEnglish and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/GoNaturalEng
Prepositions 'AT' or 'IN' University?   Correct Fluent English + Online Lessons at iTalki
 
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Learn how to get 1 free English lesson after 1 paid lesson: http://gonaturalenglish.com/italki Visit http://gonaturalenglish.com/premiumgne for premium paid audio ebook and multimedia courses available for instant download! Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish Instagram: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish
13 ENGLISH MISTAKES EVEN ADVANCED ENGLISH LEARNERS MAKE 😮
 
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Here is a great list of super common mistakes that you might be making. Check out our video lesson above to hear these mistakes and learn how to correct them! 1. ON NEXT MONDAY: Imagine that you're making plans with a friend. You agree to meet for coffee, and your friend asks you what day would work for you. "How about on next Monday?" No! That's incorrect. You can say either "How about next Monday?" or "How about on Monday?," but you cannot use both! 2. IN LAST JULY: Similarly to #1, you can only choose one of these! You can say "in July" or "last July," but you cannot mix both. You can use in when referring to a year, like "in 2003," and you can use last in "last week," "last month," and "last year." 3. NATIVE AMERICAN vs. NATIVE SPEAKER: Native Americans are the people who first lived in North America, way before European settlers arrived on this continent. A Native American is not someone whose mother tongue or native language is American English. It's actually a whole other group of people! The correct term for what you'd like to become, as an awesome English student, is native English speaker :) 4. LEGENDS vs. SUBTITLES: We hope you've been practicing your English skills by watching movies in English. It's such a fun way to learn! However, if you need a visual text guide to help you catch all those words that you might not understand, you should see if the movie has subtitles. Portuguese speakers, especially might ask for the "legends" (legendas in Portuguese), which is incorrect. Instead, a legend is usually a person who is looked up to, or a hero, or an epic story that is passed down through generations. 5. DON'T SKIP WORDS! For example, if you want to ask someone where they're from, don't ask: "Where from?" You're skipping, or leaving out, some important words there! The correct way to ask would be: "Where are you from?" Native English speakers might sound like they're only saying "where from," but that's because we're emphasizing the stress words, and might be speaking quickly. 6. THANKS GOD: We love seeing your positive comments on our lessons and videos, and we appreciate these nice words! However, they are NOT correct. The correct way to say this phrase is: "Thank God!" Another way to say this (in perhaps a less religious sense, if you would prefer) would be: "Thank goodness!" 7. TEACHER IS NOT A TITLE! Gabby is a great teacher, and we know how much you enjoy interacting with her! However, when addressing a teacher, you should instead address them by their name. For example: in a more formal situation, you would address a teacher by their last name, i.e. Mr. Smith or Mrs. Smith. In some cases, women might prefer Miss Smith (if they are unmarried), or Ms. Smith, which is a general form of addressing women and which does not reflect their marital status. In a less formal setting, like what we do here at Go Natural English, you could refer to your teacher here as Gabby :) 8. MA'AM OR MADAM: This is most commonly used as a sign of respect for much older women, particularly in the South. You should only be using words like ma'am or madam in very formal situations, or with your elders. 9. EXPLAIN THIS TO ME: When you would like to have something explained better, you would not ask: "Explain me this." That is incorrect! The correct way would be to say: "Explain this to me" or "Explain it to me." 10. ASK ME: Don't say "Ask to me" or "Ask to him/her." We simply say: ask me, ask him/her, ask them, ask Gabby! 11. FUNNY vs. FUN: Funny is something that makes you laugh or is comical (ha ha ha!). Something fun is something you enjoy doing, that makes you happy, but you're not necessarily laughing. 12. I HAVEN'T + NOUN: Saying things like "I haven't the money," or "I haven't the time," are technically correct phrases, but they are antiquated. These are very old ways of saying "I don't have the money," or "I don't have the time." You might hear the older versions in countries like the U.K., but you will likely never hear them in the U.S. You would, however, see "haven't" used in front of a verb in the past participle, like: "I haven't studied today." 13. CHANGE WORD ORDER FOR QUESTIONS: We've been asked: "When you will start the new Go Natural English course?" a few times! That is an incorrect question. The correct way to ask would be: "When will you start the new Go Natural English course?" Subject + verb is the sentence structure you'd use for a statement. You need to invert it when you ask a question like this! ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
How to Sound like a Native English Speaker without Words
 
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Find out how you'll sound more like a native English speaker - Join our free email group for English learning at http://gonaturalenglish.com Watch this video next: http://bit.ly/1QBgMw7 For one-to-one online conversational English lessons, visit http://gonaturalenglish.com/onlinelessons Visit http://gonaturalenglish.com/premiumgne for premium paid audio ebook and multimedia courses available for instant download! Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish Instagram: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish
How to Interview for a Job in English: 5 Powerful English Phrases & Strategies
 
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Remember Vocabulary Easily with this Simple Formula! Go Natural English Lesson
 
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Full free lesson on the blog: http://bit.ly/2v1yppK Get English lesson emails from me: http://bit.ly/2tqigX2 The English Fluency Formula ebook: http://gonaturalenglish.com/VnHj Fluent Communication Program: http://gonaturalenglish.com/iYaf Free 15-minute Cambly instant online English lesson: https://www.cambly.com/invite/gabby Earn 100 free italki credits: http://promos.italki.com/gonaturalenglish/ Free Audible Audio books and 30-day trial: http://amzn.to/2vwa7l6 Get $20 AirBnb credit: www.airbnb.com/c/gwallace134 Free Uber ride: https://www.uber.com/invite/gabriellew29 Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng IG: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com You can now send me post or mail! This is for PR use, but if you would like to send me a letter, drawing or gift then you are welcome to send it here: 2028 E Ben White Blvd, #240-2484, Austin, TX 78741 FAQ: - Where are you from? I was born in Minneapolis and have lived all over the US including Honolulu, Boston, and New York City, and internationally in Japan for 3 years, 1 yr in Brazil and 1 yr in the Dominican Republic and have spent 2 years backpacking around the world seeing many other countries. - How many languages do you speak? English is my mother tongue, but I also speak fluent Spanish, Portuguese, a bit of conversational Japanese and I can understand French and a bit of Italian. I'd like to learn Arabic and Turkish next. - Which camera do you use? I use the Canon 70D with a 50mm lens: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf - Which microphone do you use? I use a Rode microphone: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf - What shade of lipstick are you wearing? I wear Stila Stay all day liquid lipstick in Patina. You can find it here: http://amzn.to/2uTFtoC - Which editing software do you use? I use Camtasia - Which grammar book do you recommend? I completely recommend English Grammar in Use: http://amzn.to/2ukLPvS - Can you recommend any books that will help me improve my English? I always recommend 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' (http://amzn.to/2tQBFzz) as it is written in the first person from the point of view of an autistic teenager and it does not use very complicated language. - Can you recommend an American TV Series for me to watch and improve my American English pronunciation? Absolutely! I highly recommend 'The Walking Dead" as it is set in the American South and you can train your listening for this regional accent (http://amzn.to/2uLVBru) A lot of the actors are Brits, surprisingly!)
Best English Grammar Lesson - Use Going to & Will for the FUTURE
 
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Going To Or Will? Learn when to use them. Join our free English learning email group at http://gonaturalenglish.com “Could you please help us with difference between ‘Going to’ and ‘Will’?” Sometimes, ‘Going to’ and ‘Will’ can be used interchangeably. Which word you use depends on what you want to say. Even if your sentence is grammatically correct it may not portray what ‘Will’ is used for a plan. For example: ‘I will travel the world someday’. ‘Will’ is used to describe something in the future. If you say that you will be a lawyer, obviously that is not going to happen tomorrow so ‘Will’ is used to explain an event in the future. ‘Going to’ is more immediate. It is used for something that is not in the distant future. For example: ‘I’m going to upload this video tomorrow’. This makes your decision sound definite and it also shows your determination. ‘Going to’ is used for predictions. If the sky is dark and cloudy, then it is safe to say, ‘It’s going Hopefully these examples helped and don’t be afraid to comment or email Gabby your questions. Take advantage of the online English video classes from Gabby available at www.GoNaturalEnglish.com. Visit now to find out about limited enrollment periods and Join people with your same goals in our online community of English learners at www.Facebook.com/GoNaturalEnglish and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/GoNaturalEng
Why I Started Go Natural English
 
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It's not just about English. Let's make the world a better place together. Learn how to get my free English lessons in your email at http://GoNaturalEnglish.com Become a premium course member at http://GoNaturalEnglish.com/premiumgne Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish Instagram: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish
7 Steps to English Fluency
 
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HOW TO USE -ISH TO SOUND LIKE A NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER 😀
 
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What is the Difference Between May and Might ?
 
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For more info: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ Join the free sample course the 7 Steps to Fluency athttp://gonaturalenglish.com/7steps. What’s the difference between ‘May’ and ‘Might’? These words are very similar but this video will help you know when to use them and when to use a different word completely. ‘May’ is used when you’re asking for permission. For example: ‘May I go to the restroom?’ Have you ever asked, ‘Can I go to the bathroom?’ and then had someone correct you and say, ‘May I go to the restroom?’ When do you use Might? ‘Might’ is used when you are discussing the possibility of doing something. Maybe something that you wouldn’t usually do. For example: ‘Do you want to go skydiving?’ ‘I might.’ Can you see the difference? Do you use ‘May’ or ‘Might’ when asking for something to drink? ‘May I have something to drink?’ Do you use ‘May’ or ‘Might’ when responding to a question about your future plans? ‘Are you going to the movies with me tomorrow?’ ‘I might.’ It’s that simple! Want to learn more? Take advantage of the online English video classes from Gabby available at www.GoNaturalEnglish.com. Visit now to find out about limited enrollment periods and special offers. Join people with your same goals in our online community of English learners at www.Facebook.com/GoNaturalEnglish and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/GoNaturalEng
8 Ways to Speak English with an American Accent
 
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Learn how to sound more like an American native speaker with these tricks! FULL lesson on the blog: http://gonaturalenglish.com/Q_0q Visit my site to get my best lessons by EMAIL: http://bit.ly/2tqigX2 Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/VnHj Free 15-minute Cambly instant online English lesson: https://www.cambly.com/invite/gabby Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng IG: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish Cải thiện nói tiếng Anh Mỹ / 改善美式英語的發音 / 미국 영어 발음 향상 / アメリカ英語の話し言葉のアクセントを向上させる / Улучшение произношения американского английского языка / Meningkatkan berbicara bahasa Inggris Amerika / Melhore sua pronúncia do inglês americano / Mejora tu pronunciación en Inglés Americano / बात अमेरिकी अंग्रेजी में सुधार تحسين لهجتك الأمريكية الإنجليزية / שפר את המבטא האמריקאי שלך / Améliorez votre prononciation en anglais américain / Migliora la tua pronuncia in inglese americano ... with Go Natural English! My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com You can now send me post or mail! This is for PR use, but if you would like to send me a letter, drawing or gift then you are welcome to send it here: 2028 E Ben White Blvd, #240-2484, Austin, TX 78741 FAQ: - Where are you from? I was born in Minneapolis and have lived all over the US including Honolulu, Boston, and New York City, and internationally in Japan for 3 years, 1 yr in Brazil and 1 yr in the Dominican Republic and have spent 2 years backpacking around the world seeing many other countries. - How many languages do you speak? English is my mother tongue, but I also speak fluent Spanish, Portuguese, a bit of conversational Japanese and I can understand French and a bit of Italian. I'd like to learn Arabic and Turkish next. - Which camera do you use? I use the Canon 70D with a 50mm lens: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf - Which microphone do you use? I use a Rode microphone: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf - What shade of lipstick are you wearing? I wear Stila Stay all day liquid lipstick in Patina. You can find it here: http://amzn.to/2uTFtoC - Which editing software do you use? I use Camtasia - Which grammar book do you recommend? I completely recommend English Grammar in Use: http://amzn.to/2ukLPvS - Can you recommend any books that will help me improve my English? I always recommend 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' (http://amzn.to/2tQBFzz) as it is written in the first person from the point of view of an autistic teenager and it does not use very complicated language. - Can you recommend an American TV Series for me to watch and improve my American English pronunciation? Absolutely! I highly recommend 'The Walking Dead" as it is set in the American South and you can train your listening for this regional accent (http://amzn.to/2uLVBru) A lot of the actors are Brits, surprisingly!)
TIP 1: WHAT TO READ IF YOU'RE AN ADULT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER #SPON #ITALKI
 
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HOW TO LEARN FLUENT ENGLISH - PRACTICAL STRATEGIES THAT WORK
 
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What if there were a way to accelerate your English learning; to learn more in less time? What if there were a way to become a language-learning expert, so that you’re not only learning English, but you’re also able to easily learn or absorb any language you wanted to learn? THE FIRST STEP OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE LEARNING Here at Go Natural English, our mission is to teach English in a way that meets all of the above criteria. The first step is to learn how to learn English. We don’t just dive right into verb tenses or lists of vocabulary words. Instead, we prefer to teach you the ins-and-outs of the English language in a more meaningful way! Before learning any specific English lessons, we have to make sure that we have a learning mindset, and that we understand strategies for language learning. This is because the way we’ve been taught to learn a language in school, whether you were learning English or any other language, hasn’t worked very well. Simply put: traditional methods at traditional schools, and in a traditional classroom with traditional textbooks, don’t work! Luckily, Gabby has a great group of strategies that you can use to improve the way you learn English. Whether you’re learning English, or are using these tips to learn another language, these non-traditional learning methods will help you learn in a way you never have before. [Tip: If you’ve already downloaded the Go Natural English ebook, you will be able to find these strategies on page 7.] STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING 1. READ EVERY DAY! Reading a little bit every day is especially helpful if you’re not living in an environment where English is commonly spoken. If the things around you are in your native language, challenge yourself to select something every day to read in English. The easiest way is to make this an automatic task. Good examples would be to read/watch the news in English, or read a part of a book that you are excited about (any genre). 2. REVIEW AND REPEAT WHAT YOU'VE ALREADY LEARNED! If you don’t review and repeat what you’ve learned, your memory won’t be as flexible, and you won’t be able to use that knowledge as easily. Repetition will guarantee that you become stronger, faster, better, and continue improving your knowledge. Although your brain isn’t anatomically a muscle, you should treat it like one when learning English. You must exercise it, build your muscle, and grow your endurance. 3. KEEP A POSITIVE MINDSET! Make a point to keep yourself motivated and confident. Don’t be tempted to focus on what you can’t do! Don’t worry about whether or not you think your English fluency is where you want it to be, don’t focus on your mistakes, and don’t stress over how hard you think learning English will be. These thoughts are not helpful. Instead, keep a positive mindset, and think about all the things you have accomplished and learned. Remember that you are 100% capable of learning English fluently. We believe in you, and we want you to believe in yourself too! 4. FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO! Focus on your abilities and what you can improve. Even if there is just one small thing you can learn today, or one single mistake that you could work on, use these as opportunities to learn and improve. If you learn just one new thing every day, you will continue to improve over time and make progress! 5. VARY YOUR MEDIA! Use a variety of resources and of different kinds of media. Don’t limit yourself! Use learning tools in all their forms: text, audio, video, and everything in between. The more varied your consumption of media, the more you will be able to identify words in text and speech. 6. FIND MEDIA YOU LOVE! Use the books you love and the music you enjoy, because English should become a part of your life that you love too! Making English a part of your life, and making your learning experience something you look forward to doing every day, is going to help you learn a lot faster. It will also be more fun! Learning a new language can be a frustrating task – we’ve been there too! – so we understand your frustration. Our goal is to teach you these practical, usable strategies that really work and that help you accomplish YOUR goal of becoming fluent in English. ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
WHY NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS CAN'T UNDERSTAND YOUR ENGLISH 😅 (AND HOW TO CORRECT IT)
 
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Do you sometimes feel that native English speakers can't understand you? When we start learning a new language, and start to become comfortable speaking it, one of the most important things we must focus on is making sure we SOUND right. Your pronunciation, or the words you choose to use, might be hindering your ability to be understood!  Keep reading if you want to learn how to correct these mistakes, and start being understood by native English speakers. DON'T BE OFFENDED! We want you to always feel comfortable and confident learning with us at Go Natural English. We also hope you know that lessons like this one are meant to encourage you to continue progressing in your English studies, and never to dissuade you or embarrass you! One of our biggest beliefs is that making mistakes is an amazing learning tool! And when we (or anyone else) points out a mistake, it's because we want you to succeed, we want you to be understood, and we want you to feel empowered to improve your skills every single day. We've all been there! Even when we speak another language very well, we can slip up and find ourselves in situations where a native speaker of that language can't understand us. There are many reasons why others might not be able to understand you, and many errors that you might be making, and, luckily, they are all easy to fix! FALSE COGNATES False cognates, also known as false friends, are words in different languages that appear to be similar, but do not actually mean the same thing. One really common example between Spanish and English is the word embarrassed. If you're an English speaker, and want to tell someone that you're embarrassed in Spanish, you might think that "embarazada" is the right word to use. However, you'll instead be telling that person that you are pregnant! Which might be extra embarrassing if you're not a woman! In the video lesson above, Gabby tells us about a mistake she made in Brazil while trying to ask for cilantro in Portuguese. Since she had studied Spanish before, and she knew that there are many similar words in both Spanish and Portuguese thanks to their Latin roots, she thought that the word for cilantro in Spanish would probably be the same in Portuguese. But, it isn't! And I'll bet that Gabby will never ask for cilantro again in Brazil, and she will instead always ask for "coentro." These are the types of mistakes we can easily learn from and, although embarrassing in the moment, they make use better speakers in the end! SYLLABLE STRESS A lack of correct syllable stress is also a super common reason why native speakers might not understand you. A stressed syllable is when one syllable within a word is emphasized (or stressed). You might already be familiar with this term if you use accents or diacritic marks in your native language. This emphasis is usually caused by things like increased loudness and vowel length, full articulation of the vowel, and changes in pitch. Stress is more important than focusing only on individual letter sounds. VOWEL SOUNDS If you're not using the correct vowel sounds, it will definitely be hard for others to know what you're saying! In English, we use both long and short vowel sounds, and each sound requires a different pronunciation. If you don't pay attention, you might tell someone that you live in misery, instead of Missouri -- and then they might become worried! REGIONAL DIFFERENCES If you're in the United States and you start using British English, you might confuse a few people, and some might not understand you at all! Every region has it's own common phrases, colloquial expressions, and native words. If you're using overly complicated words, grammar structures, or industry-specific language outside of work/school, you will have a hard time finding people who understand you. Keep it clear and simple! ON THE LISTENER When you travel, you might meet people who have never left their city or town, who have never studied another language, and who are not used to other accents or people from outside the area they're from. It's not your fault, and it's something you might very well experience at least once in the U.S. Be patient, try explaining yourself in different words (use that vocabulary), and be curious about what they can teach you, and what you can teach them! ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
Why You Can't Understand Some Native English Speakers
 
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SEE THE LESSON & TRANSCRIPT ON THE BLOG: https://gonaturalenglish.com/why-you-cant-understand-native-english-speakers/ WHY YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS Is it difficult for you to understand native English speakers? Or maybe you can understand some native English speakers but not all? This is a very common problem, but do not worry! Read on to find the solution. Here are a few reasons why you can not understand some native English speakers: NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS TALK FUNNY One reason you may not be able to understand native English speakers is this: native English speakers speak differently depending on their age, where they were born, and their style or experiences. The United States is a large country, and there are many different regions with different accents and ways of speaking. You may be able to understand your English teacher, or a news or radio broadcaster, but that is because they are trained to speak clearly. Different generations may use different slang words, leading to more confusion. The more you listen to different native English speakers, the easier it will be for you to understand. YOU ARE USED TO CLASSROOM ENGLISH The English classroom may be the most dangerous place for you to spend your time if you want to become fluent in English. When you only learn English in a classroom, you will not be exposed to real, natural English. You may learn classroom vocabulary, but you won’t get a chance to listen to and speak with native English speakers. You need to get out of the English classroom if you want to be fluent in English! LET’S LEARN REAL ENGLISH Do not just focus on grammar rules! If you want to learn real, natural English, then you need to learn English phrases and phrasal verbs. If you are ready to get out of the classroom and finally understand native English speakers, try one of our courses. You can find them on our website: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ When you become more and more familiar with grammar, phrasal verbs, and with how native English speakers pronounce phrases and not just individual words, you will be able to understand native English speakers! Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng IG: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com
7 STEPS TO ENGLISH FLUENCY - FORMULA TO LEARN FAST
 
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Read the full lesson on the Go Natural English lesson blog here: https://gonaturalenglish.com/7steps/ Get the EBOOK: https://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook I want to present seven steps that you can use as a clear simple guide for learning English. You can always come back to these steps because they will help you no matter what level or stage you're currently at in English. Number one is think and plan. So in other words think about why you want to learn English. What is your reason?  Number two: surround yourself with English input. Number three: be curious be curious about what interests you and try to learn about it in English. Number four: repeat. Number five: connect. Next, number six: you need to use the words that you're learning. Finally, number seven is review. So to read these seven steps and much much more inside the English Fluency Formula, you can go to gonaturalenglish.com/ebook "This is one of the greatest English books .I highly recommend you to purchase it if you want to improve your accent,in general ,your speaking skills.If you're aspiring to sharpen your communication ability,this book is definitely a means to an end .Go for it ,guys ." -- Kerby Georges "Gabby has been the best english teacher I ever had. This book are going to help you to understand that the clasical merhod to learn english, or any other language, is not the best way to be fluent. Why are you studing english? what is your goal? what are your motivations? if you don't know these questions, this is your book." -- Miguel "If you are seriously language leaner this is a book for you. This book gives you many good ideas how to do and what to do. And as you can soon realize learning languages isn't that hard at all. It can be just fun and enjoyable experience. So, why don't you give you a chance and try it." -- Markku Ulmanen "Definitely one of the best books for Enlgish learners. It really tells you not only just WHAT to do, but also HOW, which is great for practice that you're going to need." -- Maxim Federov "The book is so cool ... It's have been help me to understand e get better my fluency." -- Marco Antonio Munhoz "I just got this ebook and I'm sure this book is awesome as other books that I've bought from GNE." Zahra
How to Stay Motivated to Learn English
 
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http://gonaturalenglish.com How can learning English be more inspiring? Learning English can be hard and tiring so you need a way to stay motivated and excited about your studies. Gabby shares three tips. TIP 1: Choose material that will be meaningful to you. Most textbooks won’t be very inspiring. They focus too much on grammar and language rules and not what you can do with the language. Find topics that are interesting to you and topics that will hold your focus. This will keep you from getting bored with your studies. Also, choose materials that you are comfortable with and materials that are challenging. Maintaining this diversity will help improve your language skills at a much faster pace. TIP 1: Set a clear goal. Setting goals gives you motivation. When you keep one eye on your progress and one eye on where you want to be in language proficiency, it’s easier to get excited about achieving your own unique idea fluency. TIP 3: Use English to help others It is incredibly motivating to be able to use your language skills to help others. Just imagine the gratification when you can share and connect with another person. Use these three tips and hopefully learning English will be a much happier experience. How do you want to make a difference with English? Leave a comment! http://gonaturalenglish.com
How do you use GET in English as a phrasal verb?
 
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How To Use Get As A Phrasal Verb - This video answers a question on the word, ‘Get’. Join our free email group for English learning at http://gonaturalenglish.com “Can you please explain the verb, ‘To Get’ as a phrasal verb?’ If you don’t know, a phrasal verb is a verb plus another preposition. In English, we use this a lot. ‘Get’ can be paired up with a lot of prepositions. Here a just a few examples. ‘Get out of the bus’ or ‘Get out of the room’ This means to literally leave a space or location. You could also say, ‘Get out of’ which means to avoid something. ‘I need to get out of this ‘Get on the train’ This is the opposite of ‘Get out’. These examples are simple and there is so much more. Learning the phrasal verbs can make it easier for you to express an idea or to give some instruction. If you find anymore examples or if you have a question, leave your comments in the comment Take advantage of the online English video classes from Gabby available at www.GoNaturalEnglish.com. Visit now to find out about limited enrollment periods and Join people with your same goals in our online community of English learners at www.Facebook.com/GoNaturalEnglish and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/GoNaturalEng FULL lesson on the blog: http://gonaturalenglish.com/Q_0q Visit my site to get my best lessons by EMAIL: http://bit.ly/2tqigX2 Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/VnHj Free 15-minute Cambly instant online English lesson: https://www.cambly.com/invite/gabby Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng IG: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com You can now send me post or mail! This is for PR use, but if you would like to send me a letter, drawing or gift then you are welcome to send it here: 2028 E Ben White Blvd, #240-2484, Austin, TX 78741 FAQ: - Where are you from? I was born in Minneapolis and have lived all over the US including Honolulu, Boston, and New York City, and internationally in Japan for 3 years, 1 yr in Brazil and 1 yr in the Dominican Republic and have spent 2 years backpacking around the world seeing many other countries. - How many languages do you speak? English is my mother tongue, but I also speak fluent Spanish, Portuguese, a bit of conversational Japanese and I can understand French and a bit of Italian. I'd like to learn Arabic and Turkish next. - Which camera do you use? I use the Canon 70D with a 50mm lens: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf - Which microphone do you use? I use a Rode microphone: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf - What shade of lipstick are you wearing? I wear Stila Stay all day liquid lipstick in Patina. You can find it here: http://amzn.to/2uTFtoC - Which editing software do you use? I use Camtasia - Which grammar book do you recommend? I completely recommend English Grammar in Use: http://amzn.to/2ukLPvS - Can you recommend any books that will help me improve my English? I always recommend 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' (http://amzn.to/2tQBFzz) as it is written in the first person from the point of view of an autistic teenager and it does not use very complicated language. - Can you recommend an American TV Series for me to watch and improve my American English pronunciation? Absolutely! I highly recommend 'The Walking Dead" as it is set in the American South and you can train your listening for this regional accent (http://amzn.to/2uLVBru) A lot of the actors are Brits, surprisingly!)
"LIKE" LIKE A NATIVE - 3 WAYS ENGLISH SPEAKERS USE "LIKE"
 
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ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com “Like” Like a Native – 3 Ways English Speakers Use “Like” The word “like” has many faces; it can be a noun, an adjective, an adverb, a preposition, or even a conjunction. Do you watch American films or television? Do you practice your English conversation skills with native speakers? If so, you’ve likely come across this versatile word at least once! Like is ALWAYS followed by an object. Unlike many other languages, you cannot just say “I like” as a sentence in English. “Like” must be followed by an object, or a person or thing to which a specific action or feeling is directed. For example: “I like coffee!” However, if we use “like” to compare two things, or just as filler, that’s another story! THE 3 WAYS TO USE “LIKE” “Like” can be used to ask about your preference, or the qualities of a subject. “What car do you like?” asks you about your preference, for example. “What’s your car like?” asks about the qualities of a specific subject; in this case, it’s your car. Be mindful to watch for phrasing, and pay attention to what the question really asks. We know it can be confusing! “Like” can also be used to compare, or level up your descriptions of things. For example, anyone who has watched Gabby’s videos knows she has amazingly blue eyes! One way to use “like” to compare in a situation like this would be to say: “Gabby’s eyes are blue like the ocean.” This type of comparison is also known as a simile, which is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. “Like” is often used as a filler, especially in North America. Word of caution: use it sparingly and use it correctly, as overuse can be considered annoying! ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
How to Understand Native and Fluent English Speakers
 
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Join the free sample course the 7 Steps to Fluency athttp://gonaturalenglish.com/7steps. For one-to-one online conversational English lessons, visithttp://gonaturalenglish.com/onlinelessons How can you converse fluently and easily with fluent speakers or people who may speak a little too fast? Gabby has three great tips for understanding anyone, anytime, anywhere. Tip 1: Build your vocabulary! You need words that you can easily recognize when you hear them. You need to know how the words sound so learning words by reading them will not be as helpful. The key is to read and listen. You’ll also need to build a specific set of vocabulary. If you want to be a doctor or a medical interpreter you need that specific set of vocabulary to do your job. You need to do the same thing for working as a flight attendant or a chef. Tip 2: Understand patterns of speech! When we speak we don’t pause after each word. There is a certain flow to our dialogue. This will vary with each person. Some people speak faster or slower than others. When you can adjust to these speech patterns, it will be easier to understand people from different parts of the world. Tip 3: Recognize the difference between names and other vocabulary words. You should be able to recognize slang and words that are often shortened. Slang is what is most commonly used in daily conversation. If you can master these three tips you’re well on your way to English fluency. http://gonaturalenglish.com
How to Understand the News or Movies in American English Pronunciation
 
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Watch this video on how to understand American news or movies! Watch this video next: http://bit.ly/1GByRsb Join the free sample course the 7 Steps to Fluency athttp://gonaturalenglish.com/7steps. Go Natural English uploads English tip tutorial videos every Friday. Check out the channel here: http://youtube.com/gonaturalenglish For one-to-one online conversational English lessons, visithttp://gonaturalenglish.com/onlinelessons Visit http://gonaturalenglish.com/premiumgne for premium paid audio ebook and multimedia courses available for instant download! Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish
What's the DIFFERENCE between English prepositions ON TIME vs. IN TIME
 
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Telling time is one of the most important lessons you will need to learn in English. What's the difference between "on time" and "in time," two very common (and easily confused) prepositional phrases? Prepositions can be such a challenging topic when you start studying English. PREPOSITIONS & TIME Being able to correctly talk about time -- whether you talk about timeframes in an academic setting, a professional setting, or in a casual conversation -- is such an important part of everyday English. "On time" and "in time" are both correct expressions of time, but they don't mean the same thing! It can be tricky for new English learners to tell how they each mean something different. ON TIME Imagine that you're rushing to get to work or school, and something stops you from arriving at the time you were supposed to -- meaning you will not be on time. Maybe you got stuck in traffic, maybe the train or bus you were on took longer than expected, or maybe you bumped into a friend on the way to your destination. Have you ever visited Japan? The trains are almost always on time, meaning that they are never late! Lots of other countries are famous for having great public transportation that is consistently on time, meaning that commuters are able to arrive to their destinations on time as well. This prepositional phrase is less stressful. It is a scheduled, predictable, and agreed-upon time. IN TIME "Will I get there in time?" This thought might cross your mind if you live in a city like Boston, where the public transportation is a little less reliable than in Japan, especially in the winter time. In time suggests that you will not have enough time, between now and when you're supposed to arrive, to not be late. If your train is late, and you have to be somewhere before the next train is supposed to arrive, you will not arrive to your destination in time for whatever appointment you had scheduled. IN THE NICK OF TIME This one idiom means that you arrive so close to the very last chance to be in time for something. Imagine that you're trying to jump on a train or bus. Imagine that you're running to the platform and you just manage to get in the doors before they close. You managed to get on the bus or train in the nick of time! Whew :) If you had not shown up at that time, you would have missed the train. If you'd like to learn more about how to use these phrases, and how to make sure you're always using the right one, click on Gabby's lesson above! ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
How to Speak English Fluently, Clearly & Confidently: 5 Awesome Secrets
 
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2 things you must do more if you want to be fluent in English [FB Live]
 
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About How to Use the Word Though in American English
 
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Let's find out how to use the word "though" properly! Watch this video next: http://bit.ly/1FQsltF Join the free sample course the 7 Steps to Fluency athttp://gonaturalenglish.com/7steps. Go Natural English uploads English tip tutorial videos every Friday. Check out the channel here: http://youtube.com/gonaturalenglish For one-to-one online conversational English lessons, visithttp://gonaturalenglish.com/onlinelessons Visit http://gonaturalenglish.com/premiumgne for premium paid audio ebook and multimedia courses available for instant download! Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish
3 Things Not to Do When Reading in English
 
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Here are the things that you shouldn't do when reading in English Watch this video next: http://bit.ly/1QFKNeC Visit http://bit.ly/20Xeu2j for a FREE English course Go Natural English uploads English tip tutorial videos every Friday. Check out the channel here: http://youtube.com/gonaturalenglish Learn how to advance from intermediate to fluent English for real native speaker and world English communication. Learn how to understand American English; learn to speak English fluently and confidently and join in conversation with Gabby and the Go Natural English community. Join Go Natural English on social media! Facebook: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish Twitter: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng Google+: http://google.com/+GoNaturalEnglish
How to Answer the Question 'How Have You Been?' in Fluent English + Online Lessons at iTalki
 
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HOW TO LEARN ANY LANGUAGE FLUENTLY
 
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1) CHOOSE ONE LANGUAGE AT A TIME Pro tip: even if your goal is to learn every single language in the entire world, we recommend that you focus on one language at a time! This is key to learning a language correctly. Even if you decide to learn more than one language over the course of a certain amount of time, you can alternate, and focus on one for a while, then pause, and pick up the other language for a bit instead. You should plan to spend a few months, at the least, on each language, in order to really make progress. 2) KNOW YOUR MOTIVATION The motivation you have behind your goal, the reason(s) why you chose this goal, and the level of interest you have in learning this new language are super important! These are not always obvious factors for people who want to become multi-lingual. For example, don't let the "coolness" aspect of learning a new language be your only driving force. Yeah, it would be super cool to become fluent in one or more languages, but that won't be enough of a motivating factor to keep you interested past the first few lessons! Learning a new language requires time and effort, without a doubt. But it also requires a steady, consistent dose of motivation. People who become fluent in another language are the ones who stay motivated over a long period of time. 3) BELIEVE IN YOURSELF This one is so important! You already know that taking on a new language is a huge commitment, so why would you start on that journey if you don't believe that you can accomplish your goal? All too often we see students who don't believe their success is possible, and these are usually the people who start learning a language because they are required to do so through their work or studies. They don't believe they can become fluent, but they have to take the class anyway. That is silly! You're better off convincing yourself that you can become fluent because, as the saying says: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right.” So, you might as well believe that you CAN! Strive to be motivated by your own reasons, and not anybody else's. 4) SET REASONABLE GOALS Depending on your level of motivation, and the reason(s) why you want to learn a specific language, you should set smart goals accordingly. These should be specific, measurable, attainable, reasonable, and timely goals. So, a goal like "I want to become fluent in Arabic!" is not a smart goal, simply because it is not specific enough.What does it mean to be fluent? How much time am I prepared to devote to this goal? Is my goal attainable in that amount of time? These are all smart questions to ask of yourself before you dive into your language studies. The more specific your goal, the better that is for you! For example, "I want to learn the Arabic alphabet in two weeks" is a more reasonable and doable goal, because it is specific and not overwhelming. Once you've tackled one goal, you can progress to the next. You'll be surprised by how easy it is to keep going once your own progress and success show you the way! 5) FIND MATERIAL YOU ENJOY You have to listen, and read, and immerse yourself in materials that you enjoy. So, for example: if I want to be able to sing my favorite Arabic song (and maybe join the next season of Arabs Got Talent, who knows?!), I need to really listen to that song! It may seem obvious, but so many people think that by simply starting to speak the language, you'll become fluent. While it is great advice to speak as much as you can, losing your fears, and practicing your pronunciation as much as possible, you still need to listen in order to know what to say! So, you will first need to find material that you will enjoy (and that is at a good level for your current level of understanding), and that will give you a good template to form your speaking skills off of. 6) IMITATE YOUR MATERIAL Copy or imitate the material you've chosen as much as you can. Listening to music in the language you are trying to learn is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to accustom your ear to the way words sound. It's also a great way to be exposed to idioms, slang, and colloquial vocabulary. 7) USE LANGUAGE AS A TOOL It's definitely fun to show off your newfound language skills to your friends, but you should also be sure to use them as tools to do things that you enjoy. Maybe you like to sing, maybe you like a particular cuisine, maybe you like to play an instrument, maybe you like to write, or talk to people! Find ways to fit this new language into your life and around the things you already love, and you'll see how easy it is to incorporate your new language skills. ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
3 REASONS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND PHRASAL VERBS 🤔
 
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3 Reasons You Don’t Understand Phrasal Verbs Learn more with The English Fluency Formula Ebook - buy & download here: https://gonaturalenglish.com/ytebookcheckout Hey learners! It’s time to get passionate about phrasal verbs! One key part of achieving the fluency that you want is to understand phrasal verbs. These tricky pieces of English grammar can be frustrating and challenging to learn, but are sure to help you speak like a native. WHAT IS A PHRASAL VERB? A phrasal verb is an idiomatic phrase consisting of a main verb and another element, typically either an adverb, a preposition, or a combination of both. Typically, their meaning is not obvious from the meanings of the individual words themselves. Here are some examples: Verb + Adverb: “broke up” Verb + Preposition: “spelled out” Verb + Adverb + Preposition: “look down on” WHAT DO PHRASAL VERBS DO? In English, a phrasal verb is a phrase that indicates an action. Phrasal verbs can be intransitive (i.e. they have no object), or they can be transitive (i.e. they can have an object). The verb and adverb elements which make up intransitive phrasal verbs are never separated. Alternately, the situation is different with transitive verbs. If the object is a pronoun (such as it, him, her, them), then the object always comes between the verb and the adverb. WHY ARE PHRASAL VERBS IMPORTANT? Phrasal verbs are a huge part of being able to understand and speak English like a native speaker. Many learners have trouble with them though, so don’t give up! WHY ARE PHRASAL VERBS SO HARD TO LEARN? The main reason is because they’re hard! Unfortunately, hating phrasal verbs won’t make them go away (as much as we’d like them to, haha)! They are used more often than academic vocabulary in every day conversation, and are therefore super common. The first step is making the effort to understand them! The second reason why is because, when you hear a phrasal verb, you are probably not considering the context and deducing (or guessing) what the meaning might be. For example: “I’m going to pick up my friend at the gym at 6:00 pm.” You can probably take a moment and guess, based on the rest of the information in that sentence, that I’m talking about an action regarding my friend, the gym, and a certain time of the day. To pick up in this example means to give a ride, meaning that I’m going to go pick up my friend in my car and give them a ride from the gym. Deductive reasoning here is your friend! Third, don’t assume that you know the meaning of a phrasal verb! It is so important to double (and even triple) check the meaning of phrasal verbs, so that you are absolutely sure of their meaning. Pretending to know the meaning of a phrasal verb, and not actually knowing the correct meaning, will only do you a disservice. When in doubt, look up the meaning – or ask!! Asking takes courage but is a guaranteed way to make sure the correct meaning is engraved in your mind. HOW CAN I MAKE SURE I LEARN PHRASAL VERBS CORRECTLY? Don’t be embarrassed to stop and ask! You’re an English learner and most people will want to help you. If you’re shy or don’t want to slow things down, make a note to check the phrasal verb when you have time. If you convince yourself that you’re passionate about phrasal verbs, you will convince yourself that you like them! This will help you focus and learn the correct definitions and usage of phrasal verbs. When you’re listening to conversations, make sure you pay attention and pick out (see what I did there?) the phrasal verbs! Try first to guess what they mean, put them into the context of the sentence and what you think the speaker is trying ton say. After that, double check the meaning and see if you were right (or close enough)! Another awesome tip is to keep a journal of the phrasal verbs you learn. This way you will feel confident enough to start using them on your own. You will remember them more, you will notice them when you listen to conversations, and repeating and reviewing them continuously will help you be able to use them in your own sentences. Click below to follow more of Gabby’s tips on how to use phrasal verbs! https://gonaturalenglish.com/3-reasons-dont-understand-phrasal-verbs/ ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
Reflection on 2014 and How to Use Hope vs. Wish in English
 
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http://gonaturalenglish.com In this English tip episode, I got excited talking about a lot of things that have happened in 2014 and my hopes for 2015. I highlight a few points: All the amazing things that happened at GNE in 2014, including a sponsorship from iTalki, the 50 Fixes for English Fluency course, a growing community of 20,000 English learners, and more! What I hope will happen at GNE in 2015, including a new membership course, weekly episodes, and growing our community to 50,000+ The difference between how to use hope and wish. Basically, hope is for the future and wish is for the past. Sometimes English learners confuse the two. This "fix" is part of the 50 Fixes for English Fluency Course. How to set a SMART goal for 2015. SMART is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Reasonable and Time-bound. Watch or listen to the episode for all the details! http://gonaturalenglish.com
HOW I TRAVEL THE WORLD ✈ CHEAP TRAVEL TIPS
 
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CREATIVE WAYS TO SAVE  If you're like us, you're more likely to be rich in friendship and in health than you are in the bank, but those are also important! In order to afford things that require some extra cash, you can start using these creative tips today to start saving money and planning your next trip. COVER THE BASICS Before you start planning, you will need to focus first on covering the basics. This means: rent, food, utilities - things that you will have to pay every month, no matter what. After that, you can make travel a priority. PRIORITIZE TRAVEL It's essential, if you want to travel, to make your desire to travel a priority. Create a savings account at your bank and add money into it whenever you can. Cut back on extra unnecessary items - like clothing or shoes you don't really need - or skipping dinners out at restaurants, or racking up a huge bill at the bar. If things like these aren't as high of a priority, you can definitely put them on hold and save that money instead. SAVE OVER TIME When we look online and see what plane tickets and hotels cost nowadays, it's totally understandable to freak out. We do too! When you add everything up, spending thousands of dollars seems like an insurmountable feat, especially when most people don't have that kind of money to spend. We know that travel can be so expensive, especially if it's not planned well, and with enough time beforehand. So, instead of freaking out and counting how much money you'll have to spend, think about the ways you can save over time, and what cuts you can make to your everyday routines that could save you big bucks in the end. For example, if you wanted to save $3,000 over the course of a year, you would only need to save about $8.22 every day (or about $57.69 every week, or $250 each month). If you eat lunch out while you're at work or school, for example, you could save that money instead, bring food from home, and probably save that $8.22 per day that you need. You could also save on that coffee or smoothie you buy on the way to work. Break it down into small, manageable savings that don't feel like one big amount, all at once. FIND SMALL LUXURIES Enjoying your travels doesn't mean you have to splurge! Being able to find the luxury in little things is key to enjoying yourself on your trip but also not wasting money where you don't need to. If you're lucky, yu can even find super luxurious things to do that don't cost a thing! Going to the beach or finding a beautiful, scenic park, street performers, free concerts and museums, and walking around like a local are all free ways of spending quality time in the city you're visiting. Finding luxury in the little things could also be as simple as skipping the "tourist trap" type restaurants, and instead shopping at a local market or grocery store, where you'll be able to sample lots of local foods. I've done this myself! I made myself a picnic lunch to take to the park, and ate it while staring up at the Eiffel Tower. Both the price tag and the view were better than any restaurant I could have chosen! Trying the local street food instead of sit-down restaurants, renting an apartment instead of a hotel, and using public transportation instead of taxis, are also great ways to cut down on extra spending during your trip. ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL The most common way to travel is by air, but that doesn't mean you should limit yourself to a plane ticket! Look for other ways to travel to your destination. Can you drive there? Can you take a bus or a train? Would a boat be a possibility? Look at all the options before you make a decision. And you can also set up alerts on some travel sites to let you know when fares go on sale! TRAVEL FOR WORK OR STUDY One of the best ways to save money and travel at the same time is to find a job or a volunteer opportunity where you might get paid to travel. If you're a student, or would like to go back to college, you could find scholarships that will allow you to travel to other countries to study, and you can save money while you're there by living with local families who rent out rooms for students, also known as a homestay program. ALL GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS at https://gonaturalenglish.com FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish
3 WAYS TO USE THE PAST PERFECT GRAMMAR TENSE IN ENGLISH (+ EXAMPLES!)
 
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How to talk about something that happened before something else! 👉 Free chapter of The English Fluency Formula: https://goo.gl/va6Qgp 👀 See the full lesson on the blog: https://goo.gl/bs7v9b Past perfect tenses, one of our most requested topics, will help you improve your English fluency through improving your understanding of English grammar. The past perfect tense is used when we want to indicate that an action was completed (or perfected) in the distant past, before something else in the recent (or simple) past occurred. Therefore, the past perfect tense is for talking about something that happened before something else. The basic formula for the past perfect tense is easy: had + past participle verb. This formula stay the same, whether the subject is singular or plural. If you'd like to make the statement negative, simply insert the word 'not' between 'had' and the past participle. You should only use the past perfect tense when trying to convey a sequence of events.  Did you ever get to the chapter about past perfect tenses in your English class? This topic is often left until the very end, usually because it's at the very end of the book. This is why so many English learners never get around to studying it! It's also hard to learn because it is not used that often in spoken English. Its use is practical, however, and English speakers do use the past perfect tense in three specific ways. 1. Narrating a story 2. Reported speech 3. Conditional tenses Check out our video lesson above for some awesome examples of this tense! 👉 FOLLOW ON IG @gonaturalenglish 👉 TWEET US @gonaturaleng 👉 FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH FLUENCY WITH GO NATURAL ENGLISH LESSONS ON LISTENING, GRAMMAR, PRONUNCIATION, AMERICAN ACCENT TRAINING, VOCABULARY AND ALL THE SECRETS YOU WON'T LEARN IN A TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM!