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LOST FOR WORDS

I have a problem talking with people. I do not always get what they say. Also, I am often lost for words when I am trying to say something. I am afraid of making a […]

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WHERE DO I START?

To improve my English, I need to set clear goals. But where do I start? Grammar? Oh, no! In point of fact, I understand even a long sentence… if I have enough time to read […]

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VOCABULARY BUILD-UP

I need to build up my vocabulary. I need to learn new words. The question is – which words? Time is money. So, first, I shall invest time and effort in the most common and […]

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VOCABULARY LIST for HOW DO I IMPROVE MY ENGLISH?

afraid [ə’freɪd] боящийся: I am afraid of making a mistake / I am afraid to make a mistake. Я боюсь сделать / допустить ошибку. always [‘ɔːlweɪz] всегда analogous [ə’næləgəs] похожий: analogous words – аналогичные слова, […]

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АНГЛИЙСКАЯ ТРАНСКРИПЦИЯ

В русском языке слово читается как правило почти так же, как оно пишется. В английском языке дело обстоит иначе. Здесь слово в написании и произнесении может отличаться весьма и весьма существенно. Например, фамилия известного английского […]

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The Letter Writer

Ali, who was working a long way from home, wanted to send a letter to his wife, but he could neither read nor write, and he had to work all day, so he could only […]