Author Archive | Camille Turner

VOA Learning English Alternatives: The Best English News Learning Resources


Breaking news!

This just in: there’s a great way to learn English while staying up to date on the latest headlines.

Just watch English news videos!

That’s right. You can learn English by news with the 15 great sites …

Learn English with “The Big Bang Theory:” 5 Hilarious Scenes with Surprisingly Useful Lessons


Love TV comedies?

Interested in characters who are unlike the rest?

Want to learn English?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, then this post is for you!

I’ll show you exactly how to learn English by watching

15 Fun and Challenging Tongue Twisters for English Practice That’s Never Boring


Let’s play a game.

Say the following sentence out loud.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

Did you have trouble?

It definitely isn’t easy!

Tongue twisters like the one above are a lot of fun to try and …

How to Speak Southern American English: 50+ Common Words and Sayings


“You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” I once advised my husband.

“What?” he said. “I have no idea what you mean!”

Situations like this have happened more than once in our house.

English is my husband’s second …

Love Watching Netflix? Learn English at the Same Time with These 8 Shows and Movies


You should do the laundry…

But you watch Netflix instead.

You should do your homework…

But Netflix is so much more interesting.

We all use Netflix to procrastinate (avoid hard work).

What if we could watch Netflix without feeling guilty?

3, 2, 1… Countdown to Your Perfect English Course Book!


Here’s what you don’t want to see in an English course book.

Pictures of huge car phones. Overalls. Crazy old-fashioned hair styles.

Basically, anything that screams: this textbook is super old!

After all, you’re trying to learn up-to-date English

The Importance of English Pronunciation: How to Speak Clearly and Avoid Common Mistakes


“I am so worried,” my Colombian English student said.

“My doctor is traveling abroad and I haven’t heard from her in two days!”

Wow, she must really love her doctor, I thought.

After all, that’s not something that most …