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How to be good at English (21-30 tips)

2 July 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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How to be good at English (21-30 tips)
Eugenio Fouz

21.Learn by heart (memorize) phrasal verbs, synomyms, antonyms, lists of words.

22.Understand the meaning of words, sentences, paragraphs or any text you read or listen.

23.Use Latin mottoes if you know their meaning.

24.Pronunciation: look for a good model and follow it.

25.Get used to listening to podcasts ( podcasts) regularly.

26.Watch as many videos as you can. I recommend these: BBC, euronews, YouTube.

27.Imitate the pronunciation and tone of native speakers, but never betray your own accent.

28.Separate the words when you speak (and when you write).

29.Do not speak too fast. Do it slowly, but not extremely slow motion.

30.Literature: read the Classics (English and American literature: Charles Dickens, Wilde, Shakespeare, Byron, Thoreau, Hawthorne)


Coronavirus COVID 19 – “Are face masks tearing us apart?”(Euronews)

30 May 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Euronews is a good medium to learn English through reading the news in a text (letter size changeable), watching a video and listening to the radio broadcasters´s voice. Their accent is really good. Besides, there are several topics to read about: culture, business, Europe, sport, travel.


“We don’t have a culture of wearing masks in Europe. We largely escaped the epidemics that scarred Asia and made them a common sight in public there.

And then came COVID-19.

At first, we didn’t have enough masks. We were advised not to use them unless we were sick or looking after someone who was.”


Go on reading, listening and watching:


@euronews (Twitter account)





METHOD: euronews to learn English


How to become an excellent English speaker

29 September 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

(José Mourinho)


.watch youtube videos

.listen to BBC podcasts (almost every day)

.read novels and short stories

.overuse dictionaries

.have a look at lots of newspapers (the Independent, the Daily Mail)

.get involved in social links (facebook, twitter, imgur)

.enjoy songs & lyrics

.stay in the UK for long periods of time

.be a kind of radio listener of euronews (*smartphone user)


3 websites, videos, newspapers and podcasts

11 June 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


For those teachers who wanted to be good at Business English I would recommend three websites related to Business English, listen to podcasts, read English newspapers every day, watch videos and use dictionaries.

1/Learn English Today (abbreviations, vocabulary, games, interviews, business conversations, etcetera)

2/Business English Site ( general Business English, sales and marketing, listening comprehension texts, reading texts, etcetera)

3/Teaching English Org.(meetings, socialising, lesson plans and worksheets included)

Moreover I would insist on reading English newspapers such as The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail or The Daily Telegraph on a regular basis. Anyway, there are plenty of online magazines and newspapers with brilliant articles (Buzzfeed, The Independent, The New Yorkers, The Guardian)

Watching videos on @YouTube, the news on @euronews and listening to podcasts on @BBC_podcasts is essential to keep English alive

El método ideal para aprender un idioma

4 June 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Elliot Erwin ok

(Elliot Erwitt, fotógrafo)

No dejo de preguntarme cuál es el método ideal para aprender un idioma. De verdad que es una inquietud constante en mi  vida de profesor de inglés. Hoy recojo las ideas de Paul Seligson al respecto. Es interesante el enfoque en la escucha de inglés hablado que plantea en una entrevista publicada en EL PAÍS (@el_pais):

Tenemos cuatro habilidades en la vida, ¿cuál se usa más? La parte auditiva se emplea un 45%. Nos pasamos la vida escuchando, un 30% hablando, el 16% del tiempo leyendo y solo 9% escribiendo. Los exámenes de las escuelas oficiales reparten estas habilidades por igual, al 25% cada una. Y en la vida no es así” (Paul Seligson) [extracto de la entrevista realizada por Pilar Álvarez para EL PAÍS, 30 de mayo de 2016]

Quien quiera ser bueno en una lengua extranjera ha de leer mucho, estudiar gramática y adquirir vocabulario. Soy un apasionado de los podcasts de la BBC (@BBC_podcasts), los readers y el diccionario. [WordReference es un excelente diccionario online]. No descartaría los vídeos de @YouTube o @euronews. El mejor estudiante de idiomas es el más inquieto, el más humilde y el más curioso.

A través de Paul Seligson he llegado a esta página web: (@busuu)

Aquellos que empiecen ahora a estudiar inglés, les recomiendo esta página

Hay muchas páginas web de inglés con ejercicios y respuestas. No estaría mal leer prensa inglesa a menudo como The Huffington Post , The Guardian o The Daily Mail entre otros.

En mi opinión uno de los enlaces imprescindibles para aprender inglés sería este de podcasts de la BBC inglesa:



The nine tools one might forget in his luggage. (I wouldn´t forget any of them in mine)

12 July 2013

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

bench ok

Dropbox, moodle,



BBC podcasts, euronews videos,

The Guardian news


Tumblr, wordpress blogging,

WordReference online dictionary

Five resources for practice and learning of a foreign language

26 February 2012

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


1.Watching and listening to any DVDs in English language with subtitles in Spanish or English. (e.g “Friends”, “Family Guy”, films, series and documentaries)

2.Reading Huffington Post news, online press

3.Habit of listening to BBC podcasts

4.Downloading for reading sections on Education or prose from

5.Watching, listening and reading euronews in English language from euronews

And keep on learning vocabulary and grammar via handbooks of grammar and vocabulary.

euronews, google and tumblr

11 September 2011

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

There are 3 more links to add up to the blogroll: news, videos and audios from euronews; the fastest search engine google; my microblog on tumblr.

Remembering New York’s 9/11 firefighters | euronews, world news

10 September 2011

Remembering New York’s 9/11 firefighters | euronews, world news.

“Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.” (Maya Angelou)


(Anonymous American firefighter´s desolation)

Just a sample of what euronews can do for us

19 July 2011

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

(Cesc Fabregas, footballer)

This morning I was reading tweets and sending my own tweets to the mystic, savage river Twitter when I came across this piece of news edited by euronews. There is a video uploaded on which has been linked below. Read the videoscript after the video if you like.

This one is about Barcelona football club and their hope for the come back of the Catalan player Cesc Fabregas still playing in Arsenal. Don´t you find this way an easy way to learn and enjoy English language? (Many thanks to euronews)

“Reigning European champions Barcelona returned to preseason training on Monday and according to reports, the Catalans are ready to fight to bring Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas back to the club right up until the transfer deadline on the 31rst of August.

Despite the Gunners rejecting Barcelona’s first bid, coach Pep Guardiola remains confident.

Pep Guardiola: ‘‘This is the way it is and there’s nothing we can do about it. We’ve already made an offer and it’s now up to the player and his club to decide what they want to do. Every year we try and attract new players but if the ones we really want don’t want to join us, we just have to make do with our squad. I’m still very hopeful… We’ll just have to wait and see.’‘

Fabregas came through Barcelona’s youth academy at the same time as Argentina’s Lionel Messi before joining Arsenal in 2003.

The Spaniard is currently injured and hasn’t joined his team-mates on their tour of Asia.”

Copyright © 2011 euronews

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