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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!

    254: Quiz - 10 Common English spelling mistakes

    254: Quiz - 10 Common English spelling mistakes

    Today's lesson is a quiz to help you practice some English words that are frequently spelled wrong. These spelling mistakes are made by both English learners and by native English speakers. Can you spell all 10 words right?
    It’s much easier to avoid mistakes in English when you know exactly what to watch out for!

    You can learn to correct the most common English mistakes inside my course, 200 Common Errors in English. These are the most common mistakes that are made by students who are learning English, just like you.

    I’ll teach you how to fix them, so that you can use English more confidently – without worrying about mistakes.

    Thanks for taking today's lesson, and I hope to see you in the course!

    • 6 min
    253: English phrases for talking about the weather

    253: English phrases for talking about the weather

    Today you’ll learn 14 conversational English phrases about the weather. If you want to know how to talk about the weather in English, beyond the basic phrases of “It’s sunny” and “It’s raining,” then this lesson is for you. 
    As you can see, these are real English phrases that native English speakers use to talk about the weather – from hot weather to cold weather, good weather to bad weather – I hope you’ve learned some useful vocabulary and expressions today.

    To continue learning everyday English, come check out my Everyday English Speaking Course, where you can learn English phrases in the context of conversations about daily life, traveling, shopping, restaurants, and more.

    Thanks for joining me for this lesson - bye for now!

    • 7 min
    252 - Pronunciation Practice: Difficult words with "R"

    252 - Pronunciation Practice: Difficult words with "R"

    Today we're going to practice pronouncing some difficult English words that feature the letter R, like choir, drawer, rural, library, temperature, and more.
    Do you have a difficult word that you want to know how to pronounce correctly in English? If so, tell me about it, and I'll add it to my list for future lessons!

    If you want to continue learning pronunciation and practicing with me, come check out my Pronunciation and Shadowing Courses. They will help you learn to pronounce English words and sentences more clearly and naturally.

    Keep on practicing and with time, you will be able to pronounce these difficult R words well. 

    • 6 min
    251 - 10 vocabulary words starting with "F"

    251 - 10 vocabulary words starting with "F"

    We’ve just started the month of February, and I realized it’s been a long time since I did an English vocabulary lesson with pictures – so in today’s lesson, you’re going to learn 10 vocabulary words starting with the letter F.

    In addition to learning what these words mean, you can also practice pronouncing them by repeating the words after me.
    That’s just a small sampling of the many English words we have, starting with F.

    You can continue learning English vocabulary inside my Vocabulary Builder Courses. The lessons in those courses have lots of pictures, so it’s easy to learn the words – and there are exercises to help you practice.

    There are two levels of the Vocabulary Builder Course, and you can get a discount when you buy both levels together.

    • 4 min
    250: English phrase - Hindsight is 20/20

    250: English phrase - Hindsight is 20/20

    Today I'm going to explain the expression "hindsight is 20/20."

    It's now the year 2020, so I thought this would be an interesting phrase to learn!
    I don't want you to have regrets about your English learning. I don't want you to get to the end of the year and then to look back and say, "Oh, I should have studied harder, or I wish I'd taken that course, but I didn't, and so my English didn't really improve this year."

    Instead, I want you to take action!

    Practice your English every day.

    Join one of my courses.

    Just keep working on your English consistently as the months go by.

    Then, when we get to the end of the year, you won't have regrets. You won't think, "Ah, I wish I'd dedicated more time to my English, but hindsight is 20/20."

    Instead, you'll be able to say, "I did my best this year, I learned a lot of new things, and my English has improved in the year 2020."

    That's my hope and my wish for you!

    And I'm so glad I can help you learn more English through these lessons.

    • 4 min
    249 - How it feels to be fluent - My language-learning story

    249 - How it feels to be fluent - My language-learning story

    When you're learning a language, it's common to feel sad about your progress.

    You want to become fluent... but it seems like that goal is so far away!

    If you hear an expression that you don't know, or have difficulty understanding a fast conversation, it's easy to lose confidence in your abilities.

    You might think negative thoughts like "My English is so bad."

    You might wonder, "Will I ever become fluent in English, or is it impossible for me?"

    Let me tell you about my language-learning experience...

    • 6 min

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