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Collocations are one of the best ways to sound more fluent, but more importantly, to give you flexibility and agility when speaking. Here's a list of 5 of my favourite collocations to teach. Practice pronouncing them AND using them. Speak out loud at home, when you're in the shower, when you're cooking, etc. Before you know it, you'll be using them…
 
Today you're going to learn 14 business English “buzzwords” – informal expressions that you might hear at work or in a professional context. I'll tell you a little story that will teach you expressions like: push the envelope a shoestring budget streamline pitch an idea the lion's share ...and more There are tons of these informal expressions used …
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/925English-L036-Telephone-Skills-2.mp3 In today’s 925 English video lesson, we’re going to learn how to end a phone call in English. Last time, we looked at lots of useful expressions for answering the phone and starting a call. But what about ending a call? If you’ve finished your conversation, what can you…
 
Today I’m going to teach you how to use worse and worst correctly. Even some native English speakers confuse these words! After taking this lesson, you’ll understand the difference clearly - and you'll also learn a few expressions with each one. The opposite of worse is better, and I'm here to help your English get better! You can learn more when y…
 
Do you know what color these words describe: maroon, fuchsia, hazel, and ivory? You probably learned simple colors like red, yellow, and blue in your first year of English... but the language has a lot more color words than these basic ones! Today you'll learn 12 interesting vocabulary words for colors. One quick note: Online, you'll often find ver…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEP363-Strengths-Idioms-2.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on business English idioms related to strengths and weaknesses. Job interviews, performance reviews, hiring decisions, promotions, pay raises… what do all of these important aspects of work and business revolve around? Well…
 
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently adopted a kitten (gatito). A friend of a friend found these kittens and their mother, abandoned in a town near Soria, here in Spain. The mother wasn't able to take care of them so they were looking for homes for the kittens. We had been thinking about getting a cat for a while, and we decided …
 
⭐ Download the worksheet: http://bit.ly/miniexercise5 ✔️ Read the lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/20-different-ways-to-use-the-word-set-in-english/ ❤️ Free sample lessons from my courses: http://bit.ly/EEFreeSamples Hello students! Today is the final day of our mini-course on words with multiple meanings – I hope you’ve been enjoying i…
 
⭐ Download the worksheet: http://bit.ly/miniexercise4 ✔️ Read the lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/20-different-ways-to-use-the-word-cut-in-english/ ❤️ SUBSCRIBE to get new lessons on YouTube! http://bit.ly/subscribe2espressoenglish Hi there! It's lesson 4 of our mini-course on words with multiple meanings, and we're going to focus on t…
 
⭐ Download the worksheet: http://bit.ly/miniexercise3 ✔️ Read the lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/20-different-ways-to-use-the-word-break-in-english/ Hi students! It's day 3 of our mini-course all about words with multiple meanings, and our word today is BREAK. Get ready to learn lots of different ways to use this word in English. 1. T…
 
⭐ Download the worksheet: https://bit.ly/miniexercise2 ✔️ Read the lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/20-different-ways-to-use-the-word-get-in-english/ Hello students, and welcome to day 2 of our mini-course on words with multiple meanings! Yesterday’s word was RUN, and today we’ll focus on GET. Again – a very common word, but one that is…
 
We all make mistakes. It's part of language learning. The more we are aware of them, the less probable it is that we make them, though. This episode of English with Dane is about exactly that. I'll go over 5 common mistakes and how to fix them. They have to do with (tienen que ver con): word order, false friends, extra words, and more. So sit back …
 
⭐ Download the worksheet: https://bit.ly/miniexercise1 ✔️ Read the lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/25-different-ways-to-use-the-word-run-in-english/ Hi students! Today is the first day of our 5-day mini-course about English words with multiple meanings. In this mini-course, we’re going to look at 5 VERY common words and learn a total o…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEP362-Strengths-Idioms-1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on business English idioms related to strengths and weaknesses. Walk into any office or staff room and listen to what people are talking about. There’s a good chance you’ll hear people talking about other people. And in man…
 
Today I want to invite you to join a FREE mini-course starting soon – all about English words with many different meanings and uses. During your English studies, you may have seen lists of the most common English words – they’re simple words that we use VERY frequently, like run, set, play, and so on. You already know what they mean, right? But her…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/925English-L035-Telephone-Skills-1.mp3 In today’s 925 English video lesson, we’re going to learn some expressions for answering the phone in English. Using the telephone is an important part of business. But the way we communicate is a little different from in-person conversations. We have some special expre…
 
One place I see a lot of students making mistakes is in using the verb agree. Specifically, which preposition to use after it: Do you agree on something or agree with something or agree to something? We actually use ALL of these in English - but in different situations. So today you'll learn 5 ways to use the verb agree correctly, with example sent…
 
HAVE is one of the most common verbs in English, and we use this word in many different ways! In today's lesson, you'll learn 30 different collocations with have. These are the typical combinations of words that native speakers often use. I'll show you the collocations in example sentences. You can also create your own sentences using these colloca…
 
Students often say, “I have a doubt” and then ask me something about English. However, native speakers DON'T usually say it this way. If you want to know the answer about something, you should say “I have a question.” So how can you use the word "doubt" correctly? You'll learn how - with lots of examples and expressions - in today's lesson! When yo…
 
Strange News! You know the deal. 3 odd/weird/strange news stories from around the world, and a lot of new vocabulary, expressions, etc. Today's episode features some foxes that are "terrorizing" residents of a particular Berlin neighborhood by stealing shoes, farmers finding flying prosthetic legs, and cats that just want a place to live. Get ready…
 
You might be thinking... why make a video about pronouncing CAN and CAN'T - that's so easy and obvious! But there are some pronunciation changes when native English speakers say these words fast. This lesson will help you understand can/can't better when you HEAR them, and it will also help you SAY these words more naturally in sentences. These pro…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEN45-5G.mp3 In this Business English News lesson we look at vocabulary related to technology and mobile communications. There’s a lot of buzz around 5G technology these days. And it’s not just tech giants like Samsung, Ericsson and Huawei that are getting excited. Everyone from consumers to governments are …
 
Do you know what it means to have a "free spirit" or "free rein"? Is being a "freeloader" a good thing or a bad thing? Today you'll learn the answers to these questions and much more - I'll teach you 10 interesting expressions with the word "free." Expressions like "get off scot-free" and "give someone free rein" are examples of idioms - short phra…
 
In today’s 925 English video lesson, we’re going to learn how to give instructions in English. Telling people what to do isn’t just something the boss does. Any time you’re helping someone with a problem, training someone, giving technical advice, or telling a colleague how to do something, you’re giving instructions. Of course, it’s very important…
 
In soccer, we don't say "make a goal," we say "score a goal." Outside of sports, we don't say "follow a goal," but we do say "pursue a goal" or "work towards a goal." Learn 20 collocations with the word "goal"! "Collocations" are the common combinations of words that are frequently used by native speakers. These typical combinations of words can be…
 
It's time to take a look back in history to see what happened on a day like today (17th/7) but many years ago. On today's time-traveling adventure, we take a look at the time Disneyland first opened to the public in 1955 and what went wrong. Plus, as always there's a bunch of new useful vocabulary to learn along the way. So sit back, relax, and lis…
 
A lot of students ask me about phrases and idioms they've heard in conversations and TV shows. In today's lesson, I'm going to share the answers with you, explaining each expression with a few examples. Quick answers to your questions about idioms There are a lot of idioms in English... and sometimes even native English speakers come across express…
 
When you're worried, it's even harder to express yourself in English - but this lesson will help: 10 Practical English Phrases for Talking about Worries & Relief. These can help expand your vocabulary by going beyond the basic "I'm worried" and "I'm relieved." To learn more, join my Everyday English Speaking Course: https://www.espressoenglish.net/…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEP361-Virtual-Teams3.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English for video conference meetings with clients. In the past, meeting with clients often meant you had to travel. That might mean across town, or it might mean across the country or overseas. But with modern video confere…
 
Strange News is back and with a vengeance! Three weird pieces of news from around the world, that will give us the opportunity to learn a bunch of new vocabulary and of course, improve your listening skills. So sit back and pay close attention! Follow me on Instagram For FREE, FULL TRANSCRIPTS contact me at: englishwithdane@gmail.com…
 
Did you know that these words all have DIFFERENT ways to pronounce the "u" in the beginning? ultimate union urgent urine In today's lesson, you'll practice pronouncing English words starting with U. Listen and repeat to improve your pronunciation! Just like when you do exercise in the gym to improve your physical condition, doing pronunciation exer…
 
I thought I would give you a break from our usual format and tell you a quick story about a medical emergency that took place (que ocurrió) on the night before my final exams at university: I was at home, doing some last-minute studying when I felt a terrible pain in my chest that made me freak out. I went to the emergency room and it became this b…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEP360-Virtual-Teams2.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on managing remotely by video conference in English. Managers today have to juggle lots of different communication channels, even more so with the rise of remote teams and virtual meetings. It’s not all face-to-face anymore, wi…
 
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