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Regular articles, tips and advice on understanding spoken English

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Understand native speakers: hard to understand aren’t they? Here’s why & what to do about it 

Understand English movies: understand movies and TV shows without subtitles 

Listening tips: improve your English listening skills with these tips 

Podcast: improve your listening in English with my podcast episodes from the archive 

Interviews: expert interviews on listening skills, language learning, living abroad and more  

Motivation and Mindset: boost your motivation to understand fast English


Latest posts:

How To Stop Translating In Your Head

How To Stop Translating In Your Head

Updated June 2022.     Wondering how to stop translating in your head when you listen to English? I'm not surprised!   Maybe you've already been in this situation:   You’re having a conversation in English, trying to catch as many words as possible and follow the...

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Why You Should Stop Watching TV Series Alone

Why You Should Stop Watching TV Series Alone

Are you fed up of small talk? Are you sick of doing language exchanges where you discuss the same boring topics each session (introductions, weather etc) ? Or of watching TV series by yourself and having no-one to talk to about them? Well, you're going to love this...

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