Sound Like a Native

Collocations are two or more words that usually go together and sound more natural to native speakers.  For instance, instead of saying “have a break” native speakers would say “take a break.”  Instead of saying “make a crime” native speakers would say “commit a crime.”  Instead of saying “wash the dishes” native speakers would say “do the dishes.”  It’s not necessarily that the other sentences are wrong, it’s just not how native English speakers talk.

Learn Something New Every Day is a great ESL website that has “many things” for you to do to help with your English studies.  On their Daily Page, they have new things every day that you can use to practice your English.  Each day you will find a new slang term, grammar quiz, listening exercise, and pronunciation practice.  This is a great way to start off each day with a little English practice!

Business English Practice

businessLooking for a new job?  Then you might want to brush up on your business English vocabulary in order to make the best impression possible on your next job interview.  Learning the most accurate business vocabulary, phrases, expressions, and jargon is very important if you want to find a job in the English speaking world.  At this website you’ll find exercises that will help you learn the vocabulary most commonly used in the medical field, information technology, accounting, sales and marketing, as well as general business terms.

English Proverbs and Sayings

proverbHere you will find an alphabetical list of famous and not-so-famous proverbs and sayings that you may hear in everyday conversations with English speakers.  Each proverb or saying is listed next to an explanation of its meaning, so you can quickly and easily learn what people are really talking about!  Try out a new one each day and soon you’ll be impressing your friends with your advanced use of common proverbs and sayings.

Commonly Used Slang

slang_coverSlang words are a part of the every day American language, but they are rarely taught in the classroom setting.  So, in order to help you understand what the people around you are saying, you need to keep up with the slang terms that are commonly used.  At this website you will find hundreds of slang words with their meanings so you can keep up with your English speaking friends.