18 Easy Short Stories with Big Ideas for Thoughtful English Learners

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Have you tried to run a marathon with no practice?

I hope not. You might pull a muscle.

You need to start small in order to achieve something big like that.

When it comes to learning English, what if I …

Don’t Tell Me I Can’t! 12 Myths About Learning English

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Envy is a strong word.

I’m sure we’re all very nice people, but envy is one of those negative emotions we feel when we see someone speaking English fluently.

Why would you be envious?

Well, because they make speaking …

How to Learn English by Chatting: 6 Tools Even Shy Learners Will Love

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“Go on—say something in English!”

If you have friends or family who know you’re learning English, you’ve probably heard this request before.

Don’t they know it’s not that easy?

Speaking in English is hard!

You might not always find …

How Important Are English Language Skills? 5 Motivating Reasons to Learn English Now

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We all know that there are millions of English speakers across the globe.

But what makes English an important language, not just a common one?

Is it really worth putting all that time, effort and energy into learning English

6 Rockin’ Sites to Learn English with Music Videos

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Who is your favorite pop artist?

Beyonce? Ed Sheeran? Bruno Mars?

Guess what—now they are your favorite English teacher, too.

You can learn English directly from these superstars (and many others) with music video English lessons.

How so? There …

How to Learn Any English Skill on YouTube

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Have you ever heard the English expression “looking for a needle in a haystack?”

It’s used when someone is looking for something very small in a big space. Imagine trying to find a tiny sewing needle in a huge bale …

Important Vocabulary and Expressions to Talk About Family in English

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You’re on vacation with a group or at a weekend barbecue.

You’re walking around introducing yourself and making new friends.

You’re telling people your name and sharing a bit of information about yourself.

So what comes next? What do …