If you listen carefully, you’ll hear native English speakers use incorrect grammar. Sometimes it’s simply a mistake, but sometimes we do it deliberately. Why? ...

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One of my MEFA members asked how she could get faster at doing things in English. Here’s my top tip: Give it a go. Best, Julian Northbrook ...

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You can’t control how people perceive you. Here in Lisbon, if you say a few words in Portuguese some people are amazed, super positive and love that an “English” person is learning their language. Others just consider you another stupid English person who can’t speak their language. You can’t control ...

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In the last few parts of the Accelerator Model, you’ve seen that mastery comes from: Fluency Naturalness Confidence Without fluency, your English will be slow and awkward. You’ll translate in your head and overthink everything. Without naturalness, your English will be messy, chaotic and disorganised with is hard for the ...

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A great exercise for developing good rhythm and pronunciation in English is “Shadowing”, but how much time should you spend doing it? This is a question I get a lot. And here is my candid, no bullshit answer: If you’re not sure how to make shadowing work for you, I’ve ...

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Speaking English well means a balance of three things: fluency in English, confidence with using it in the real world, and naturalness when speaking. If you’ve got only one or two of these things, your English will be imbalanced. In this article, we’re going to look at what happens if ...

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