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How to be good at English (31-40 tips)

4 July 2020

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How to be good at English (31-40 points)
Eugenio Fouz

31.Learn about phonetics (look for the phonetic transcription of words, stress, etcetera).

32.Work your orthography. Check spelling and meanings in dictionaries.

33.Use connectors in a personal way, that is, do not overuse “and”, “but” all the time. Try using other connectors such as “nevertheless”, “however”, “above all”, “what´s more”. Or else, use commas for juxtaposition as in “Get ball pens, pencils close too

34.Content: have something interesting to say or write. If not, Depeche Mode´s permitting; “enjoy the silence”.

35.Watch TV series rather than films. Good stories create addiction. Use original audios. Use subtitles as well.

36.Borrow, copy, get, buy manuals of grammar, dictionaries, literature, phonetics, culture, stories, tweets, proverbs, comics, newspapers.

37.Keep blocs or moleskins close. Get ball pens, pencils close too. Write, write.

38.Travel to the UK or any other country where English is spoken.

39.Avoid repetition. Read what you write afterwards. This is called proofreading. Get used to it!

40.Style: you write the way you are.

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Writing & reading stuff

27 August 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

ball pens, propelling pencils, cartridges

blocs, moleskines, books

dictionaries, smartphone, earphones

pencil case, post-it, markers

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Teachers´ stuff. Inventory

20 November 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Life can be easier when you have the adequate tools: plastic files, staplers, adhesive tape rolls, propelling pencils, rubbers, pencils, pencil-sharpeners, blocs, notepads and all the stuff. In school a teacher needs graded readers, paper clips, A4 papers, ball pens and perhaps a couple of moleskines.

There will be books, broadly speaking, that a good teacher should consult continuosly such as dictionaries (more than one), grammar books, a Thesaurus, textbooks, novels, magazines, newspapers, etcetera.

If you are a lucky student, you will come across a teacher who loves doing things the right way and he will teach you well. If you are more than lucky, your teacher will be one of the kind who stamps the date on your testing paper or exercise books by using a rubber stamp date.

There are plenty of things in a teacher´s desk: ball pens, diaries, dossiers,  photocopies, press cuttings and rotrings, handbooks, folders, pencil cases and rubber bands, marks lists.

Yes, I can say I am happy with the classical stuff. I fancy especially those coloured slips of paper that teachers call post-its or sticky notes. These are very useful to mark a page in a book or note down any to-do-later task.


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