Hello fellas, Do you want to learn English quickly? Learning English fast can seem impossible. But today, we will discuss and tell you that it isn’t as long as you have the right strategy.
So, lets start to learn English quickly with the right strategy, here there are:
Read Everything about English
The first strategy is to read everything about English you can get your hands on. Classic literature, newspapers, websites, emails, your social media feed etc. These contents will be full of new vocabulary, grammars and idioms. This is good for you to enrich your vocabulary.
Talk with Real Live Humans
Fellas, language is for communicate, so the second strategy to learn English quickly is talk with real live humans. You have to seek out native speakers for an informal language exchange, so you will learning English appropriately. You also can enroll in a course or taking English classes online.
Subscribe to Youtube Channels (in English)
The next strategy is very recommended for you. This is so easy and fun to do. There is an English Youtube channel out there for you. You have to subscribe and listen while driving, watch during the commute to school or work, or anythime when you at home.
In the first time seeing them, you might find the native accents difficult, but after that you will soon start to understand it. Find a native speakers youtuber who came from your country too.
Do you like travelling? You also can learn English quickly from your travelling activities. Make sure that the country do you want to visit is an English countries. Think about New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Canada and USA.
Don’t Kick Yourself while youre down
May be learning English is need a time for some people. When you start feel like nothing progress in your English, don’t say “ I don’t speak English”. Better say “I’m learning English and making improvements everyday”. Learning and practice doesn’t make youre down in English.
Hi, hello, everyone! How are you doing today? Yesterday, we celebrated the International Women’s Day so this article will be related to it.
As we know it, the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘I Am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.’ So what do you think about the theme, fellas?
For me, equality is about no discrimination towards someone regardless of whether the person is a male or female. The same opportunity, the same appreciation, and consequently, the same responsibility. I’d love to read your thoughts about it. I think I was fortunate to grow up in an environment that emphasises how women should be encouraged and supported to be the best version of themselves and I think everyone should have the same chance. Do you agree, fellas?
We have made progress, but there’s still so much to do to ensure that we could become the generation equality. I will start with promoting a safe environment for women to live in and to thrive, be it in a family, at school, or at the workplaces. The work that needs to be done is not necessarily exclusive to one type of sex or gender. We should always respect, support, and care about each other.
Who here is a Harry Potter fan? Even though the books and movies were all released, except for the Fantastic Beasts, I’m feeling a little flashback to Hogwarts. We are sharing some slang used on Harry Potter books.
“Bloody hell!” We know this one to be used a lot by Ron. It is a common expression in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. It could express a lot, from surprise to disgust to anger, etc.
“Blimey.” A popular British word to express surprise. Similar to ‘wow.’
“Bollocks!” This is a word we should not use carelessly, as it means male genitalia parts. However, it’s used in the same way as ‘nonsense.’
Also means ‘nonsense.’
“Git.” Somewhat derogatory, git is used to describe a foolish person. Hagrid used it once to refer to Mr Filch.
Meaning crazy or insane.
“Peckish.” The feeling of small hunger, wanting to eat but not quite hungry yet.
“Snog.” To kiss passionately, to make out.
Feel free to add more on the comment section below!
Fellas, have you ever tried comforting someone who has just lost his/her/their loved ones? What do you usually do or say on such occasion?
When someone has just lost someone he/she loves, it is tempting to say something that goes like, “When I lost (insert our loved ones) this is what happened/this is how it went.”
We might think that by saying it, it could help the other person to realise that he/she is not alone. However, a tragedy is a tragedy, whether it happens to us or to someone else. Therefore, refrain from saying something like that as it can be perceived that we are comparing other people’s misery to ours.
We should also avoid saying, “It’s a part of life/it will get better soon/you will feel better soon,” because it could mean that we are trivialising the other person’s loss.
It is also not advisable to ask a grieving person, “Are you okay?” or “How are you feeling?” because of course losing someone we love will never feel okay. This is crucial especially if you are considering to become a journalist who covers the life of famous people.
So what can we do to express our condolences? Say something that offers sympathy and understanding.
“I’m sorry for the passing of your…”
“I’m sorry for your loss.”
“This must be hard for you.”
“Our sincere sympathy for you and your family.”
Say something that offers help.
“I’m here if you need anything.”
“Take a rest while I take care of everything else.”
Be there for the grieving person.
If it is possible for you to be present, be there for the grieving person. Often a person who has just lost someone he/she loves needs time to process the grief and it is not an easy process. It also doesn’t finish overnight. Be a moral support by ensuring the said person gets enough rest or eat healthy food and try not to exhaust them with the necessity of making a decision.
Hi, fellas, did you know that Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year 2019 is ‘climate emergency?’
We face more and more weather and climate-related crisis every year, so it is natural that people all around the world are getting more curious about the term ‘climate emergency’ and decided to look it up on the dictionaries.
As defined by Oxford Dictionaries, climate emergency is “a situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and avoid potentially irreversible environmental damage resulting from it.”
But what is ‘Word of the Year’ and how did this tradition start?
Word(s) of the Year refers to any of various assessments as to the most important word(s) or expression(s) during a specific year.
The first known version of this tradition is the German one, Wort des Jahres, which was started in 1971. The American Dialect Society is the oldest English version, started in 1991. By early 2000s, a lot of organisations began to announce their versions of Word(s) of the Year for various purposes and with various criteria for the assessment.
Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year for the last five years are:
2015: Face with tears of joy emoji or laughing-crying emoji, the first emoji to have ever been selected.
2019: Climate emergency.
The American Dialect Society also chose the Word of the Decade, which is ‘web’ for 1990s, ‘to google’ for 2000s, and singular ‘they’ for 2010s. According to the Society, the Word of the 20th century is jazz and the Word of the Past Millennium is ‘she.’
Nowadays, a mobile phone has become a permanent part to our hands. We check our phones constantly even if there is no notification of incoming messages or calls or anything important on social medias. Do you also experience the same, fellas?
This article will discuss words related to mobile phones.
This is a common term for prepaid mobile phone service, where we purchase some amount to use the provider’s service. In Indonesian, the term ‘phone credit’ has the same meaning as ‘pulsa.’
(Mobile) data is what connects the phone to the internet when it is not connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Plans mean a package that might include a number of SMS, several minutes of phone calls, and some gigabits of mobile data that we purchase from the provider on a one-off occasion or on a regular basis.
Made Wirautama (@wirautama): In Indonesian we call it “paket data”.
4. 4G and 4.5G 4G means the fourth generation of mobile phone connection. It allows a mobile phone to connect to the internet with a relatively high download speed, which is 7-12 Mbps (megabits per second), and converts the phone to a mobile multimedia. 4.5G is an improved version of 4G with faster connection that could reach 14-21 Mbps. At the moment, we’re all excited for 5G, of course.
What is a 4K video? A video with 4K on it means that it was shoot with a lens with 3840 x 2160 pixels. It provides clearer, less fuzzy motions.
720p is currently the most common number to describe screen resolution. ‘P’ means progressive-scan and ‘720’ is the number of horizontal lines on the display. Higher screen resolutions are 1080p, 2160p (4K), and 8K.
HD stands for high definition, which is also another name for a video with 720p resolution. 1080p is full HD (FHD). 1440p is Quad HD (QHD). 2160p or 4K is Ultra HD (UHD).
A lite version is a ‘lighter’ version of an application. It typically takes smaller space of the phone memory, displays media with lower resolutions, and has limited features compared to the full version.
9. Beta version A beta version generally refers to a version of a piece of software that is made available for testing, typically by a limited number of users outside the company that is developing it, before its general release.
10. International roaming
The term refers to a feature that allows us to use the service of the provider in a foreign country where the service is not available. It usually costs more than the regular service.
Hi, fellas! Most of us know that an adverb is a part of speech which is usually (not always) formed by adding the suffix -ly to an adjective.
Usual –> usually
Regular –> regularly
Beautiful –> beautifully
Angry –> angrily
Actual –> actually
Bad –> badly
Kind –> kindly
In recent years, more people using adverbs without -ly.
“He spoke loud and clear.”
The sentence still makes sense, too, because we understand that ‘he’ who spoke did so in a loud and clear way.
Naturally, it became a hot topic; should we omit -ly from an adverb? What do you think, fellas?
@pepe_2604: Hello there. I’m an English teacher in Mexico. I’ve found lots of changes in the language, not only a foreign but mine as well, due to media content, among other factors. So, I think it’s not a big issue to avoid -ly in an adverb since we face different problems for spoken production, and if we manage to make our students confident about producing a spoken language, I see no big deal with it. It is not that I don’t care but I can deal with it in further lessons.
I personally am used to putting -ly on an adverb. However, languages were developed to help humans understand each other. As long as we could understand what the sentence means, especially on spoken interaction, I think it’s fine.
The case could be different on written materials, where using proper grammar will help us understand the context better. But that’s just my personal opinion. What do you think, fellas?
Hello, fellas. In this session we will learn how to use of in expressions of quantity.
Of is always contained in several expressions of quantity:
a lot of lots of a number of a great deal of a majority of plenty of
1) A number of books have been sold.
2) A number of my books have been sold.
Some expressions of quantity sometimes contain ofand sometimes not. They use ofwhen the noun is specific or preceded by any possessive, this/that/these/those, or the. Ofis not used if the noun is nonspecific.
all (of) most (of) almost all (of) many (of) much (of) a few (of) a little (of) one (of), two (of), three (of), etc both (of) several (of)
1) Many of my students are foreigners.
2) Many of those students are foreigners.
3) Many of the students are foreigners.
4) Many students are foreigners.
Betty Schrampfer Azar, Understanding and Using English Grammar: Third Edition
Hi, fellas! How are you today? Did you get to see the Grammy award ceremony? Did your favourites win?
During an award acceptance speech/winning speech, often the winner says something that goes, “I dedicate this award ____ everyone who has supported me.”
What is the correct preposition to fill the blank, fellas? We have 2 options, ‘to’ and ‘for.’
Yes, the answer is ‘to.’
‘to dedicate something to something/someone’ is a phrase that means to reserve something for a particular purpose regarding something else or someone.
“Mom, I dedicated this song to you.”
“She dedicated her life to being a nurse.”
I understand that this can be confusing to us Indonesian, because the direct translation for both ‘to’ and ‘for’ is ‘untuk.’ Sometimes, we might use ‘for’ instead of the correct word, ‘to.’
However, as it is a phrase, we should always try to remember the correct form, ‘to dedicate ____ to.’
Today we will learn more about transport idioms. Do you know other idioms related to transport?
At a fork in the road. Meaning: a time when you have to make a difficult decision about something important. E.g. “I came at a fork in the road after my graduation.”
Backseat driver. Meaning: someone who gives unwanted advice, unnecessarily criticizes, or lectures another person who is doing something. E.g. ” My aunt is a backsat driver. She needs to stop interfering the family discussion.”
Clear the decks. Meaning: finish up less important tasks so that a more important project can start.” E.g. “I’m trying to clear the decks before Chinese Newyear.”
Asleep at the wheel. Meaning: not paying attention to important things; failing to attend to one’s responsibilities or duties. E.g. “The charity party is cancelled because the event organizer was asleep at the wheel.”
All hands on deck. Meaning: everyone is needed to help in a particular situation. E.g. “We need all hands on deck to make this event possible.”
There are several parts of speech in English: noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.
One of them, verb, specifically infinitive verbs, are our topic for this article. Can you define infinitive verbs? What is the difference between infinitive verbs and base/finite verbs?
Base verbs are verbs that can be used in their original forms.
I runevery day.
I checkmy social media accounts 8 to 10 times a day.
Infinitive verbs are non-finite verbs or verbs that cannot stand independently as the main verbs on a sentence. Infinitive verbs are usually preceded by the word ‘to.’ Infinitive verbs are also usually used after the following words: Modal verbs (can/could, may/might, must, shall/should, will/would)
She must go to the airport by 3 hours prior to the flight.
John should consider a career in acting; he’s so talented.
Several other verbs Several other verbs that are followed by infinitive verbs are afford, agree, aim, appear, arrange, attempt, determined, beg, care, choose, claim, dare, decide, demand, deserve, expect, fail, happen, help, hesitate, hope, learn, long, manage, mean, need, neglect, offer, plan, prepare, pretend, proceed, promise, refuse, resolve, seem, stop, swear, tend, threaten, use, volunteer, vow, want, wish, would hate, would like, would love, and would prefer.
The child appears to be ill.
I beg to differ.
It helps to have a friend who is a tech-savvy.
He refused to sign the agreement.