Facebook stalking taken to a new level

This New York restaurant takes Facebook stalking to a new level You won't be able to hide from New York's Eleven Madison Park, the restaurant which knows all about you. As New York's Alan Sytsma explains at Grub Leer más

American Hustle

Who says what about … American Hustle This new film from director, David O Russell, has been nominated for no less than ten Oscars, including Best Picture. In that category, it’s up against some stiff competition Leer más

Make Valentine’s Day a Feat of Love

The aphrodisiac qualities of food have been a part of romanticfolklore since Eve handed Adam that apple in the Garden of Eden. Today, there’s no easier way to add a touch of je ne sais quoi to Valentine’s Day than Leer más

Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana

Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana Pro-marijuana campaigners have worked for the legalization of marijuana for a long time, about four decades. Last week they saw their efforts rewarded when Washington legislators finally caved to pressure and Leer más

Mandela: The Life of a Great Leader

There were many sad passings of inspirational figures in 2013 from diverse walks of life, Margaret Thatcher, Lou Reed, Seamus Heaney to name just a few.  The man who left us the most legacy Leer más

5 Ways to Start the New Year Right!

Health Body, Healthy Mind: 5 Ways to Start the New Year Right! Oh no! It’s that time of the year again. You’re a year older and you’re faced with 2013’s list of New Year’s Resolutions. If Leer más

How to give a presentation: signpost language

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Signpost vocabulary

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In our last post, Love Speaking gave you 9 tips on how to make a great presentation in English. To continue on from this post, we’re now going to look at some signpost language that we use in presentations, to allow our audience to know what we are talking about and add structure.

This is important as a presentation without a clear structure will lose the interest of your audience, and you will find yourself talking to a room of people looking at their phones, playing with their hair, doodling, etc. So, next time you have to make a presentation, use some of this signpost language to help keep your audience orientated and engaged.

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9 tips to give a great presentation in English

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8 tips to give a great presentation

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Practicing your presenting skills in English is not only a great way to develop your career prospects, it’s also key to helping you become more fluent. It enhances your speaking skills enormously, as you have the opportunity to speak without interruption for a longer period of time and it boosts your confidence.

A presentation needs to be engaging, appropriate for your audience and well-delivered. This is how to give a great presentation in English:

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10 words with different meanings in the US & UK

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American English vs. British English

A hot topic among my students and I is the difference between the English spoken in the US and the UK. I’m from the UK, and I often have playful debates with friends and family, that are either from America or live there, about which accent is better, etc., etc.

Yesterday, my housemate, Rosanna, sent me a link to a post on Bigstock about British words that mean something completely different in the U.S. There were some words here that I didn’t know about, so let’s see if you can learn something too…

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How to argue in English

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How to argue in English

You must be joking!

As a foreigner living in Madrid, I know how hard it is to argue in a language that is not your own. It’s in these moments that I can never find the words to express what I’m trying to say. This has lead me to think that it might be helpful for you if I put together some useful phrases and vocabulary to show you how to argue in English.

But first, it’s important to mention the cultural and social differences that you may encounter when trying to argue in English. For example, as a general rule, British people are more reserved (though not all of us!) and we gesticulate less.

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Learn English with Adele

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Learn English with Adelle

Learn English with Adelle

Adele is a British singer-songwriter and musician from the UK. As well as having an incredibly powerful voice, she comes across down-to-earth and kind in interviews. She has had a huge amount of success with albums 19 and 21, and with her latest album she won six Grammy Awards and many more, including two Brit Awards.

Her songs are a good tool to use to learn English, as she sings clearly (even though when she speaks, she’s harder to understand). This song, ‘Someone Like You’, is slowly sung, so follow the lyrics in the video and listen along to see if you understand what she’s singing about.

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This guy takes ‘selfies’ next to couples kissing in public

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Selfies & PDAs

Here’s a guy taking a ‘selfie’ with a couple engaging in PDA.

Trending vocab: ‘selfies’ and ‘PDA’

In an earlier post, we looked at how some words, including ‘Selfie’, had been added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. Well, today the word ‘selfie’ has come up again…

Do you remember what it means? Well, I’ll remind you, just in case:

 

selfie, n. (informal): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

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How and when to use the Second Conditional in English

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Second Conditional

How to use the Second Conditional: “If I met Johnny Depp, I would try to kiss him”.

Are you experts at using the Zero and First Conditionals yet? I hope so!!

Today, on a day when we’re probably all looking out of the window and wishing we were somewhere else, we’re going to look at how and when to use the Second Conditional. It is similar to the First Conditional, because we are still thinking mostly about the future. However whereas the First Conditional discusses events which are likely to happen, the Second Conditional talks about a future (or sometimes present) event that will probably not happen, or is impossible. We can all dream, can’t we?

 

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Are you a fully functioning adult?

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15 Reasons Why You’re Not A Fully Functioning Adult

Recently, I’ve been joking a lot with my friends about how I still don’t quite feel like a fully functioning adult. When I discuss my job, my hopes for the future, my friends’ jobs (doctors, lawyers, bankers, teachers, etc.), I feel amazed that we’re already at this stage of our lives. Where did all the years go?  Leer más

Common Mistakes in English: loose vs. lose

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The difference between 'loose' and 'lose'.

The difference between ‘loose’ and ‘lose’.

Love Speaking is bringing you a series of blog posts on common mistakes made by learners of English as a second language.

Today we’re discussing the difference between the two words ‘loose’ and ‘lose’, which many people mix up in writing (including native speakers). In particular, many use the word ‘loose’ when they should be using ‘lose’. This post aims to explain clearly the difference between these words. Leer más

How and when to use the First Conditional in English

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First conditional

If you read this blog post, you’ll know how to use the First Conditional…

If you read this blog post, you’ll know how to use the First Conditional. (Did you notice how that sentence uses the First Conditional?)

Last Monday we discussed the 0 (zero) Conditional.  We saw that we use it to talk about concrete facts or something that is always true. For example, if you heat water to 100 degrees, it boils. Water always boils when we heat it to 100 degrees, so we use the 0 (zero) conditional.
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