Author Archive | Camille Turner

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 …

7 Ingenious Poems with English Lessons Hidden Inside


“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary…”

Many of us have heard some famous English-language poems like this one—Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”

Maybe you had to read a bit of translated English poetry in …

35 Interesting Facts About English That Can Help You Understand the Language Better


Do you have a love-hate relationship with the English language?

One minute, you’re happily immersed in an incredible English novel.

The next minute, you’re throwing your textbook at the wall thanks to some horribly confusing grammar topic.

I get …

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 …

7 Incredible Resources Designed to Help You Learn English Reading


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Most people are familiar with this beautiful line from the celebrated Dr. Seuss, a children’s author beloved by …