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domingo, 12 de março de 2017

WEBSITE SPOTLIGHT, USEFUL FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS (BEGGINERS)

Today’s English website tip is  Spotlight is a daily 15 minute radio program for learning English. It uses a special method of broadcasting that makes Spotlight easier to understand for listeners worldwide.

There are useful podcasts (transcript audio) broadcasting radios, excellent website for begginers. 

Spotlight is a helpful and powerful website! It provides a self-studying you'll find podcasts with transcript audios, just read and share it for friends. 

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Access and learn English http://spotlightenglish.com

segunda-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2016

Listening tip: 1918: American and German Forces Meet on a Battlefield Near Paris

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THE MAKING OF A NATION – a program in Special English by the Voice of America.
I'm Tony Riggs. Today, Larry West and I continue the story of American President Woodrow Wilson.
In 1917, Europe was at war. It was the conflict known as World War One. After three years of fighting, Europe's lands were filled with the sights and sounds of death. But still, the armies of the Allies and the Central Powers continued to fight.
The United States had tried to keep out of the European conflict. It declared its neutrality. In the end, however, neutrality was impossible.
Germany was facing starvation because of a British naval blockade. To break the blockade, German submarines attacked any ship that sailed to Europe. That included ships from neutral nations like the United States. The German submarines sank several American ships. Many innocent people were killed.German submarine attacks finally forced the United States into the war. It joined the Allies: Britain, France, and Russia.
Like most Americans, President Wilson did not want war. But he had no choice. Sadly, he asked Congress for a declaration of war. Congress approved the declaration on April 6, 1917.
It was not long before American soldiers reached the European continent. They marched in a parade through the streets of Paris. The people of France gave them a wild welcome. They cheered the young Americans. They threw flowers at the soldiers and kissed them.The Americans marched to the burial place of the Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette was the French military leader who had come to America's aid during its war of independence from Britain. The United States wanted to repay France for its help more than a hundred years earlier.
An American Army officer made a speech at the tomb. He said: "Lafayette, we are here!"And so the Americans were there. They were ready to fight in the bloodiest war the world had ever known. Week by week, more American troops arrived. By October, 1917, the American army in Europe totaled one hundred thousand men. The leader of that army was General John J. Pershing.
Pershing's forces were not sent directly into battle. Instead, they spent time training, building bases, and preparing supplies. Then a small group was sent to the border between Switzerland and Germany. The Americans fought a short but bitter battle there against German forces.
The Germans knew the American soldiers had not fought before. They tried to frighten the Americans by waving their knives and guns in a fierce attack. The Americans surprised the Germans. They stood and fought back successfully.Full American participation in the fighting did not come for several months. It came only after another event took place. That event changed the war...and the history of the Twentieth Century. It was the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Its leader was Vladimir Lenin.
The Russian Revolution began in the spring of 1917. The people of that country were tired of fighting Germany. And they were tired of their ruler, Czar Nicholas. The Czar was overthrown. A temporary government was established. It was headed by Alexander Kerenski.
President Woodrow Wilson sent a team of American officials to Russia to help Kerenski's new government. The officials urged Russia to remain in the war.Under Kerenski, Russia did keep fighting. But it continued to suffer terrible losses. Many Russians demanded an end to the war.
Lenin saw this opposition as a way to gain control of the government. So he went to the city of Petrograd. There, he led the opposition to the war and to Kerenski.  Night after night, he spoke to big crowds. "What do you get from war." He shouted. "Only wounds, hunger, and death!"
Lenin promised peace under Bolshevik Communism. Within a few months, he won control of the Petrograd Soviet.  That was an organization of workers and soldiers. Another Bolshevik Communist, lLon Trotsky, controlled the Soviet in Moscow.Kerenski's government continued to do badly in the war. More and more Russian soldiers lost hope. Many fled the army. Others stayed. But they refused to fight.
The end came in November, 1917. Soldiers in Petrograd turned against Kerenski. Lenin ordered them to rebel. And he took control of the government within forty-eight hours. Russia was now a Communist nation.
As promised, Lenin called for peace. So Russia signed its own peace treaty with Germany. The treaty forced Russia to pay a high price for its part in the war. It had to give up a third of its farmland, half of its industry, and ninety percent of its coal mines. It also lost a third of its population. Still, it did not have real peace with Germany.The treaty between Russia and Germany had a powerful influence on the military situation in the rest of Europe. Now, Germany no longer had to fight an enemy on two fronts. Its eastern border was quiet suddenly. It could aim all its forces against Britain, France, and the other Allies on its western border.
Germany had suffered terrible losses during four years of war. Many of its soldiers had been killed. And many of its civilians had come close to starving, because of the British naval blockade. Yet Germany's leaders still hoped to win. They decided to launch a major attack. They knew they had to act quickly, before the United States could send more troops to help the Allies.German military leaders decided to break through the long battle line that divided most of central Europe. They planned to strike first at the north end of the line. British troops held that area. The Germans would push the British off the continent and back across the English Channel. Then they would turn all their strength on France. When France was defeated, Germany would be victorious.
The campaign opened in March, 1918. German forces attacked British soldiers near Amiens, France. The Germans had six thousand pieces of artillery. The British troops fought hard, but could not stop the Germans. They were pushed back fifty kilometers. The attack stopped for about a week.Then the Germans struck again. This time, their target was Ypres, Belgium.
The second attack was so successful it seemed the Germans might push the British all the way back to the sea. The British commander, Field Marshal Douglas Haig, ordered his men not to withdraw. Haig said: "There is no other course open to us, but to fight it out."
The British fought hard and stopped the attack. Losses on both sides were extremely high. Yet the Germans continued with their plan.Their next attack was northeast of Paris in May. This time, they broke the Allied line easily and rushed toward Paris. The German Army chief, General Erich Ludendorff, tried to capture the French capital without waiting to strengthen his forces. He got close enough to shell the city.
The French government prepared to flee.
Allied military leaders rushed more troops to the area. The new force included two big groups of American marines.The heaviest fighting was outside Paris at a place called Belleau Wood. The American Marines were advised to prepare for a possible withdrawal. One Marine said: "Withdraw? We just got here!"
The Marines resisted as the Germans attacked Allied lines in Belleau Wood again and again. Then they attacked the German lines. The Battle for Belleau Wood lasted three weeks. It was the most serious German offensive of the war. The Germans lost.
We will continue our story of World War One next week.
You have been listening to THE MAKING OF A NATION -- a program in Special English by the Voice of America. Your narrators were Tony Riggs and Larry West. Our program was written by Frank Beardsley.
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sexta-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2015

Today's website tip is ENGLISH MEDIA LAB

Once in a while when I have time to blogging I use to update on English tips. This days I was searching on internet and I found out this website for English Teachers and learners and I decided to share and pass it on for friends. ENGLISH MEDIA LAB, listen up, this is a great English website where you can find worksheets, games quizzes, flashcards among useful English resources. Like this tip and blog? Please, thumbs up on the social networks, thank you for visiting. 

Website Tip: Media Lab (link)

segunda-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2014

ENGLISH FOR TEACHERS, VISIT 123 LISTENING EXERCISES

Today I start to blog entry about a useful English website for English Teachers and Students around the world. Of course I'm talking about 123 LISTENING EXERCISES, a rich content available for free and it provides a self-studying and enrich your English classroom. There you'll find out 123 listening activities, listening worksheet makers, free listening tests, ESL games and music to download. Go to http://www.123listening.com/ and interact with a real English. 

quinta-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2014

Learn English website: Real English, useful and powerful site and videos

Today's tip I'm going to talk about Real English website and useful video. Idealized by Teacher Marzio. He is an American English Teacher living in France and he developed REAL ENGLISH providing a self-studying for English learners around the world. 


For more information visit Real English website and like the Fan page on Facebook you can useful English content original videos, interactive lesson and an English Teacher always present to help you. I recommend. Like on FACEBOOK REAL ENGLISH

segunda-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2014

11 Tips to Help You Learn English Faster

Credits of the article: Before start to read, I like to know that I found out a powerful website on internet and I decided to copy and pass it on for English learners. English Tonight 

1. Take a deep breath and SPEAK!
The more you think about speaking, the more nervous you will get. Just try speaking more. Next time you go to English class or speak English, count how many times you speak in five or ten minutes. After that, try to speak more. If you spoke one time today, next English class, try to speak two or three times. The more you speak the more you will learn how to communicate properly.
2. Don’t apologize for not knowing everything or “Not speaking English!”
You are learning English… You are trying, right? That’s what’s important. You don’t say “I don’t know how to cook that.” and stop cooking new things or “I don’t now how to use a computer.” and stop using new computer apps and programs. You just keep doing your best and you learn more and more as time goes on.  Please don’t say ‘I DON’T speak English’. Instead you could say:
• “I am learning English. Could you speak a little slower?”
• “I’m sorry, I didn’t understand.”
• “Could you repeat that?”
• “So, you’re saying that…. [rephrase what you heard]”.
• “What does _________ mean?”
3. Stop translating everything word for word to your language.
Translating everything to your native language is a big NO NO when learning English! If you are doing it, STOP right now! Translating everything is slowing down your progress. If you hear something in English and instantly try to translate it to your native language; you will not be focusing on learning English, but rather translating. When you hear people speaking in English:
• Listen for words you DO understand
• Use contextual clues… so, if you hear, “There is a big rhinoceros.” If you don’t know what ‘rhinoceros’ means but you see a big animal in a picture, or someone is pointing at something. Use those clues to figure out what it means.
4. Train your ears to understand.
You need to focus and listen. Train you ears to listen for words they (YOU) know in English. Listen for patterns. Don’t focus on grammar or single words. Focus on the phrases. Listen to English movies, music, and TV. Listen to the way things are phrased or ordered. If you train your ears, you will automatically start to understand more when people speak English. Training your ears to listen to English, will help focus on the big picture; understanding English. You cannot become fluent if you are focusing on words, one at a time. It would take you forever to learn English.
5. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
Fear can stop you from learning English.
• Do you go to English class and think that everyone is going to make fun of you or laugh at you if you try to speak English?
• Do know all the grammar rules but struggle to have a conversation in English?
• Do you avoid speaking with native English speakers and other people that speak English better than you?
Stop being so afraid to speak English! You need to let go and relax. You need to stop thinking of the ‘What if’s…?’. Instead focus on doing and your actions. No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. The more you do something the better you get at it. To be a better English speaker and understand more English you need to stop being afraid of making mistakes.
6. Keep Trying. Don’t Give Up.
Professional athletes practice a lot. They weren’t born professional athletes. A ton of hard work and hours went into being so good at what they do. They could never be a professional soccer or baseball player without trying. If a professional athlete stopped practicing today, their skills would get worse. They would start making mistakes. The more you practice speaking English, reading English, listening to English, and writing in English the better you will get. You won’t be able to speak English fluently tomorrow or even next month. Over time if you put in the effort, you will be more comfortable and know a lot more English.
7. Keep a small notebook… write down important phrases.
Write down entire phrases that you hear. You could write it down because you think you will use it, you learned something new, or you didn’t understand. When you look back at the notebook later you will have the whole phrase; instead of one word in isolate (alone, with no example). By writing down the entire phrase you mind remember is like that. Next time you need it, the whole phrase will come out, instead of just one word.
8. Stop Negative Self-Talk
Do you find yourself saying or thinking negative things about learning English? Such as,
• “You will never learn English.”
• “Why do I always make mistakes? I am so stupid.”
• “I never know what to say. English is so hard.”
If you do say these things to yourself, then you do have negative self-talk about learning English.
How do you fix negative self-talk?

• Recognize you are being negative.
• Rephrase or change your statement. State the negative in a different manner
Negative Self-Talk: “I will never learn English”.
Positive Self-Talk: “English is difficult but I am going to keep trying. I am sure I will get it soon.”
Being positive will help you learn English quicker.
9. Set goals- Know why you are learning English. What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to speak English fluently? Do you want to get a job speaking English? Are you going to travel to the United States? Do you need to know English for University? Do you want to learn English because all of your friends speak English? Think about why you are learning English and set some goals.
• How long will you study English?
• How will you study or learn English?
• What specifically will you do to learn English?
• How will you know when you meet your goal?
• What will happen when you meet your goal?
10. Try something new
Have been trying to learn English the same way for the last year? Three years? Seven years or more? Try something new! Change is good for you. It will help you grow.
• Try listening to English podcast.
• Take an online English class.
• Listen to music in English.
• Watch TV or news in English.
• Watch YouTube English Lessons
• Take a class from a different teacher.
• Do a language exchange online or in your city
• Find an English speaking friend (native or not)
11. Throw your textbook (or grammar book) out the window. 
Okay…. Maybe you don’t need to be so dramatic but a textbook should be used as a reference. Don’t throw it out the window; put it in the closet. An English textbook should not be your only resource when learning English. It should be there to use from time to time when you have a question or want to look up something. You need to focus on YOU. What do you need to learn? You are an individual. What you need to learn in English is different than what your neighbor, your friend and your boss need to know in English. The textbook will not change based on each individual’s needs… it is a one size fit all. Language learning is NOT one size (or way) fits all!
- See more at: http://english-tonight.com/learnenglishquickly/#sthash.KWtopnHj.dpuf

segunda-feira, 29 de setembro de 2014

WEBSITE'S TIP: LEARN AMERICAN ENGLISH ONLINE

Today's website tip is really powerful. I love this interative and dynamic website, LEARN AMERICAN ENGLISH ONLINE developed by teacher Paul Lawrence excellent for teachers and students. There are a lot of exercises in different English levels which providing a self-studying. It's really enjoyable and useful website. Remember, you should focus tocus to learn a real English, breathe, read, speak, dream, write do that in English. Keep studying, you will reach your goals. 

Just surf and enjoy this opportunity have a look HERE

terça-feira, 20 de setembro de 2011

English Speak, very interesting website.


Today I’m going to talk about ENGLSIH SPEAK website  http://www.englishspeak.com/. I saw it one of the Facebook communities about English and I think it’s really powerful, useful tool for us, English learners. Easy comprehension for beginners and there are useful quizzes, games, expressions among others.  On English tips’ blog look up for LEARN ENGLISH and you’ll find out this and a lot useful websites and blogs.

In conclusion for those interested to learn English we also on Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000146638960 By the way, I want to thank you all members of this awesome group for the kind support. Telling for friends on FB or twitter, Google +. 


sexta-feira, 29 de julho de 2011

English course 38 Videos, ING VIP




I have been talked about this days and recommended this awesome Brazilian Website, in my humble opinion, it's one of the best website available on audio, there you can find out different accents, that's why I've been recommended also, for those English learners, in particular for beginners to keep in touch different accents, even you have decided to speak British or American Standard, no matter, you have to adapt for different standards and speak British or American ones, but listening and keep in touch different standards. That's it, Fulvio C. Perini, Interpreter, Private Teacher in Sorocaba and Brazilian blogger http://www.ingvip.com/curso-de-conversacao.htm for example, in order to illustrate what I have been talked about ING VIP keep in touch through a Brazilian English course known as Pro-Jovem (For Young People). That project has been developed during the Lula's government, former Brazilian president. In other words, to conclude you can find more information visiting http://www.ingvip.com/ . Remember, not only for Brazilian, but Students from all over the world should access this awesome website and use it in order to improve your English skill. See you tomorrow, everyone. Have a wonderful day for Asia's friends and thank you for your audience, without you this blog doesn't make sense. Countries from other continents have a wonderful night, also you are too much important. Liked both blogs? Remember English tips and INGVIP are Educative ones, please use the social networking widgets and promote them for friends. You may also visit the Amazon affiliates programme and help us shopping one of the Amazon's product, thank you for your help in advance. 

domingo, 10 de julho de 2011

Funny English Phrases #2 – Visiting a Doctor



Source: http://englishharmony.com


This days so far I was surfing on the net and searching a new English website or blog I found out this one, so, it's quite interesting and helpful, informative and I think you can use it in order to improve your English. Why is it possible Study English by yourselves? A Brazilian teacher Denilso de Lima telling for us it's quite possible, he is also an English writer, for Example, Estudar sozinho, como? (Study by youself? How? 

Well, back to the topic I hope this website could provide to you a self-studying http://englishharmony.com/ it's really useful to me, keep practising. Liked this tip, please bookmarked on Google +1. 


domingo, 24 de abril de 2011

Learn English by Watching YouTube Videos!

Of course I've been promoting a lot of useful English websites, definitely Hello Channel is a NGO that it provides a free-training English with useful videos and excellent Teachers, everything is for free, check it out this link and getting started right now, but do not forget to advertise it for friends http://hellochannelenglish.org