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On the Espresso English podcast, you'll learn English grammar, vocabulary, phrases, idioms, and more. Espresso English lessons are clear and practical, making it easy to learn the language quickly and effectively.

Visit http://www.espressoenglish.net to get English courses and e-books that will help you learn faster!

Espresso English Podcast Shayna Oliveira

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On the Espresso English podcast, you'll learn English grammar, vocabulary, phrases, idioms, and more. Espresso English lessons are clear and practical, making it easy to learn the language quickly and effectively.

Visit http://www.espressoenglish.net to get English courses and e-books that will help you learn faster!

    Question or doubt?

    Question or doubt?

    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 you're not exactly sure about the right word to use, it can make you lose confidence in your English skills, and then you hesitate to speak.

    But when you KNOW how to use English words correctly, then you will be able to speak and write without fear of mistakes!

    That's why I wrote the 600+ Confusing Words Explained E-Book - to help you understand these words clearly and use them correctly  :-)

    If you've ever hesitated because you're not sure about the differences between words like specially and especially, interfere and intervene, or distinct and distinctive - this e-book is for you.

    • 6 min
    How we pronounce CAN & CAN'T when speaking fast

    How we pronounce CAN & CAN'T when speaking fast

    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 pronunciation differences between can and can't are small but important... and native English pronunciation is FULL of these little details!

    If you want to improve your pronunciation so that you sound more like a native English speaker, come check out my American English Pronunciation Course.

    I'll take you through all the sounds of the language, and you can listen and repeat lots of words and sentences in order to help you speak more clearly and confidently.

    • 5 min
    20 expressions with the word FREE

    20 expressions with the word FREE

    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 phrases that can't be explained or translated literally.

    What's the best way to learn idioms, if you can't translate them literally?

    The best way is to learn them in context - by seeing real examples of when native English speakers would use each expression.

    I made a course that will teach you 300+ idioms in 30 days!

    Each lesson has 4 steps:


    You'll try to GUESS the meaning of each idiom from an example sentence You'll LEARN the correct meaning of each expression from my teaching You'll REVIEW the idioms by taking a quiz You'll PRACTICE using the idioms by answering questions
    You can take lesson 1 for free...

    ...and join the course to get all 30 lessons.

    • 6 min
    20 collocations with the word "goal"

    20 collocations with the word "goal"

    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 hard to learn because often there are no rules that can help you know which words to use together - these expressions simply exist because people commonly use them in that way!

    However, you can learn collocations quickly and with the audio e-book 1000 English Collocations in 10 Minutes a Day.

    Each lesson presents common collocations on a specific topic, and includes a practice exercise.

    • 4 min
    Quick answers to your questions about idioms

    Quick answers to your questions about idioms

    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 expressions we don't know!

    So how do we figure them out?

    We interpret them from the context. Based on the situation in which the idiom is said, we make our best guess as to what the expression means.

    My 300+ English Idioms Course helps you do this, too!

    Instead of just telling you what the idioms mean, I have you use your head... each lesson starts with a quiz where you try to interpret the idioms in context. Then I explain them to clear up any doubts.

    Try it yourself with this free sample lesson   :-)

    • 6 min
    10 practical phrases for worries and relief

    10 practical phrases for worries and relief

    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/everyday-english-speaking-course 

    • 5 min

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