When you take on the beautiful and rewarding challenge of learning a new language, there is a lot more to learn than grammar and vocabulary. The language you speak has quite an impact on the way you think, and every word and phrase has a connotation as well as a context.
Paying close attention to the words and the phrases you choose to use when trying to give a presentation, talk about money, tell a story, or write a text can change your results and even your life.
Have you ever thought about using a thesaurus when trying to create a text or presentation? Well, this could be your new best friend! A thesaurus is a book of synonyms, in other words, a tool to help you find words that have the same meaning as other words.
I know that in my life, finding synonyms has been a huge help when searching for the most effective words to use in my first language as well as in my second language, Spanish. In fact, I used a thesaurus to find synonyms several times when writing this very article!
Looking for a synonym is a wonderful trick, because it lets you see other options for terms to express a specific idea. It can also teach you a lot of new words. This is truly valuable when you are building your understanding and vocabulary in a second language.
In this Advanced English Course: Presentations and Idiomatic Expressions we are going to do some practice with synonyms that will be as useful for you as it has been for me.
Are you the type of person who likes to argue and debate? When you see or hear something that you don’t agree with, how do you respond to it? This course will offer some ways to respectfully disagree with someone, to express your opinion effectively, even how to agree with someone in a sophisticated way.
We all have strong opinions about several topics whether they have to do with politics, our life plans, the way to solve problems, or how we feel about a place or a piece of art.
The power of persuasion lies in the details of how you construct an argument and use logic to make someone question what they are saying. It is useful for all of us to question our own beliefs as well, and have an open mind to new ideas that we come across in life.
This course goes over some ways to express yourself in an argument or debate so that someone else will really listen to you.
In our daily lives, we are exposed to so many stories. From movies and television to books and newspapers to talking with a group of people at a party, storytelling is an integral part of humanity.
When you think back on your life, what are some of your experiences that stand out to you? Are any of these good stories? In this course, I’ll share a few of those experiences from my life, and you will have the opportunity to share stories from your own life in addition to reading stories from other people participating in the course.
We will also examine the elements of a story and some useful language to make whatever story you are telling more interesting for the audience.
How often do you use phrases that only exist in your language? Some of the most fun, most expressive and funniest phrases are idioms which can’t be directly translated into another language and make sense.
Every language has hundreds of these kinds of phrases, but in this course we will pay attention to some of these phrases related to words and money, and we will even go over acronyms that are common in English.
Acronyms and idiomatic expressions can really paint a picture and are a marker of not just a technical understanding of English, but also a cultural understanding of the language. Plus, they are so enjoyable to use!
I have found that when I learn one of these phrases and use it correctly in a language that isn’t my native one, it’s an extremely satisfying feeling.
If you join me in this Advanced English Course: Presentations and Idiomatic Expressions, we will go over a lot of practical information to help you communicate your ideas in a successful way, and we will put this information into practice with fun, easy-to-follow exercises. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started ASAP!
Aprende sobre: expresiones idiomáticas en inglés.
I may understand this text perfectly I’m really surprised how I can improve my reading skills in English and how I can improve in the next 6 months or 1 year.
I agree, I understand all the text or maybe eighty percent. I have a question: ¿what is it level she wrote this article?
B2-C1 most likely
Michelle Easley is from the US, dude, it’s a native speaker, not say “B2-C1” xD. Moreover, she is actually B2-C1 but in Spanish in my opinion, since she has studied a Bachelor’s degree in spanish, the most likely is that she might have a good level on her Spanish.
It’s true: the language you speak has quite an impact on the way you think.
Thanks for posting, Michelle! 😄
Absolutely agree with you, i’ve been thinking lately that learning and improve in a second language gives you a truly deeper and open perspective about everything.
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Thanks for this post, now I´m going still learning about this 😄
let’s go to take this course
I could say that my personality always have an extremely change when i am speaking english ajajja i become more extrovert than i am speaking spanish, maybe because i want to practice!
You can use this thesaurus.