IELTS Speaking Part 2 tips (a Quick English lesson)

IELTS Speaking If you're worried about your IELTS exam, you're probably worrying about the Speaking test especially (most IELTS students do!). Without any help, it is difficult to practice for
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3 Mistakes Portuguese Speakers Make in English

When we're learning a foreign language, our own language often gets in the way. New sounds and grammar can cause problems all the time - especially with a language which is as
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3 Mistakes Spanish Speakers Make in English

When we're learning a foreign language, our own language often gets in the way. New sounds and grammar can cause problems all the time - especially with a language which is as
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3 Mistakes Italian Speakers Make in English

When we're learning a foreign language, our own language often gets in the way. New sounds and grammar can cause problems all the time - especially with a language which is as
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English Idioms: 4 Winter Idioms to warm you up

When the cold weather arrives, all you want to do is put on some warm clothes and stay inside. But we have been inspired! Today, in the middle of our winter, we
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Using the future tense in English

In our newest Quick English video lesson, we teach a very important subject: how to use the future tense in English. Why is this so important? The future tense is
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Using English adverbs with adjectives

When you're speaking (or writing) in English you always have a choice: keep it simple, or try to be more descriptive. By using English adverbs with adjectives, you can make
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Using the past tense in English

Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing: they can all be difficult in English. To be a good English communicator, you must to all 4 of them. And you in all 4 of
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The 1 Sound You Need to Improve Your English Pronunciation Online

If you're interested in improving your English pronunciation online, then let us help you with a free lesson and an interactive game! Today, we'll show you the secret to pronouncing English
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Improve Your Pronunciation with English Tongue Twisters

Welcome to the strange world of English tongue twisters! In this post, we'll tell you what a tongue twister is and why you can use it to really improve your
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Quick English: American English vs British English (pronunciation)

American English vs British English - what's the difference? Well, there are 3 main ways that these groups of English speakers disagree. American English vs British English 1: words First, vocabulary. Some
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Quick English: Pronouncing “ear”

English pronunciation has some very same strange rules, especially when we think about English pronunciation vs English spelling. (think of could, or handsome). We've published some help with this on our Facebook page but
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Using “a”, “an” & “the”: articles, English grammar and computers

Words like "a", "an" and "the" are called articles in English. They can be very difficult for some students. If you're from a country that speaks Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Korean
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English phrasal verbs quiz – phrasal verbs with GET

Phrasal verbs can be the most difficult part of English - and also the most fun! With our English phrasal verbs quiz, you can perfect some new vocabulary in just 5
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Fashion speaking in English

Here at English42, there are 2 things we love: fashion and English. We love how clothes fit together and how sentences fit together. In our quiz today, you can find
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Quick English: 3-word English phrases

English doesn't have to be complicated. You don't always need to speak in long, advanced sentences. When you're chatting in English, you can sometimes use very short phrases to say something
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Numbers in English – a Quick English guide

How well do you know numbers in English? If you're shopping or reserving something in English, doing Business English, any English exam or advanced English, your answer should be "pretty
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Quick English: Learn Polite English

In every major language in the world, it is important to be polite. When we learn English, we must learn polite English. Here we'll teach you how. Later, you can
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5 Ways to Succeed When Speaking English

Most English learners love speaking, but a lot of people are terrified when they have to speak in a formal way. Unfortunately, most of us need to speak formally to
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Quick English: 4 ways to use the English word “Suppose”

The English word suppose is pretty unique. You can use it in many different ways, in many different environments. When you're chatting or even when you're writing in Academic English,
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4 Ways to Use the Word “SO” in your English Vocabulary

On our Facebook page, we posted an interesting sentence: How do you use so in English? What's the answer? Well... You can use the English word "so" in 4 different
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Quick English: Pronouncing Numbers in English

Pronouncing numbers in English can be very difficult - there are so many rules. Large numbers are especially difficult (42,424, for example - "forty-two thousand four hundred and forty two) On
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Quick English grammar: sentence structure

English grammar: sentence structure Get ready for a very important lesson in English grammar: sentence structure! This may seem boring, but in fact it's incredibly important for your English skills.
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Yodaspeak versus English (building sentences)

Speak Like Yoda Day is on May 21st of each year, and it celebrates one of Star Wars’s favourite characters – and the strange language he speaks. Everyone is talking
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Getting What You Want: a Polite English quiz

Getting what you want is about asking the question in the right way. If you want something, you must know the correct way to ask for it. In English, this
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Natural English: Using Question Tags

On our Facebook page today, we asked a very interesting question: Everyone in the media is talking about the USA 2016 election, and here are 3 sentences they're using.What 2
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Perfect your English interview skills with phrasal verbs

If you're looking for good English to perfect your Business English skills, then we're happy to help. Today's lesson looks at phrasal verbs, and it's part of our series on
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Natural English: Pronouncing contractions

We've been using our Facebook page to teach the world about contractions in English: what they are, what they mean, and how to use them... One of our posts gives
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Understand Your IELTS Speaking Score

Here on English42, we've been hepling students to understand IELTS exams, and how to succeed in this difficult English exam with free lessons and quizzes. We're here now to talk
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Give a presentation in English with 8 simple words

Whether you love or hate giving business presentations in English, it’s something most of us need to do, and a common theme in presentations is graphs and charts. We’re here
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Getting Around NYC & London (directions in English)

If you're on vacation in an English-speaking country, giving directions and understanding directions in English are really important! On this page, we'll practice this important skill: you can read, listen and
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8 Words Which English Learners Hate Spelling (Quiz)

Can you get all 8 correct? Press Play and listen. You'll hear the word which you need to spell. Then you'll hear a sentence with that word. Type the word
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Native English speaking: pronouncing “ed”

In our newest Quick English video, we explained an important part of native English speaking: pronouncing "ed". Here, you can find more information about this strange part of English speaking.
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Asking questions with “Do”

Finished studying how to make questions with "do"? Great... Let's begin a quiz! You will see the answers for different questions. Make the question with the words. For example... ANSWER: Yes, he speaks
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Asking Questions (“Yes”/”No” and “Do”)

Look at these sentences. (Press "Play" to hear them too!) Are the sentences true for you? These are sentences: they give information. To get information, we ask questions. This is not
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Stop Saying “Nice”

"Nice" is such a boring word - but we use it in English all the time! Look at these sentences for example: "I met a guy yesterday. He was nice. We
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Interview in English: Michael Kors talks fashion

Test yourself listening to REAL English speakers, as Elettra Wiedemann has an interview in English with iconic fashion designer Michael Kors about his life, his fashion and his attitudes. What
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