The Idiom of the day: Two heads are better than one

Idioms are like the icing on the cake and will really make you sound fluent

 

Here’s the pick of the day :

Two heads are better than one

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Example:

-Hi, would you mind helping me with this presentation? Two heads are better than one…

Meaning:

Two people working together will have a better chance of solving a problem than one person working individually

Practise the dreaded “TH”

Practising tongue-twisters is an excellent elocution exercise, and a fun way to losen your tongue

Here’s another good one to help you with the dreadedTH” sound, one of the most difficult sounds in English

SayingTH

Give it a go !

The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

 

 

 

Just listen to the music of the English language

Here’s a good tip.

When you’re at home, in your car, on the tube or in the train, listen to the radio, the English radio.

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Like BBC world service or Radio 4 online

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_world_service

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_four

You might not understand everything,  but that doesn’t really matter at this stage

What matters is that your ears get attuned to the music of the English language

And once your ears get attuned to particular sounds, they’ll be able to recognise them, making it easier for you to then imitate them

You’ll get more and more familiar with word and sentence stress,  rhythm and emphasis of this beautifully singing language

Remember, language is mostly about sound

 

 

 

The tongue-twister of the day

Tongue-twisters are like a little poems made of words which look and sound similar

They’re not always easy to pronounce quickly and correctly

Yet practising  tongue-twisters is an excellent elocution exercise, and a fun way to losen your tongue

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Try this one, nice and slow to begin with, then pick up the pace.

And don’t worry, even native English speakers find tongue-twisters difficult to say quickly…
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? Peppers

The idiom of the day: To deliver the goods

Idioms are like the icing on the cake and will really make you sound fluent

Here’s the pick of the day :

To deliver the goods

It means to succeed in doing what is expected from him or her.

Example:

I’m very happy with my team, they really know how to deliver the goodsVan

“Loud & clear” at the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry

“Loud & clear” was presented during the BCCI lunch in Lille on November 7th

Many thanks to Philip Jenkinson

A very pleasant time, many contacts were made for all the participants

And the feedback to my coaching presentation was  extremely positive