Author Archive | Michael Cristiano

15 Beautiful English Words That Enchant Even Native Speakers


How would you describe the English language?

How about practical (useful)? Diverse? Universal?

Has the word beautiful popped into your head yet?

No? I don’t blame you.

English gets a lot of grief for being a complicated and …

Lose the Accent: 8 Excellent English Pronunciation Resources Online


“Get in the fan,” you say. “We’re going out for dinner!”

“The ‘fan’?” I ask. “What are you talking about?”

You sigh. “The fan! You know, the vehicle that’ll transport us from one place to another.”

“Oh, …

10 Super Specific Ways to Learn English Reading Now

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Some of the best-selling and most-loved books of all time were written in English.

Maybe you’ve already learned about Shakespeare’s plays or Jane Austen’s novels.

Maybe you’ve read modern books from authors such as JK Rowling, Stephen King

Longer Is Better: 14 English Learning Videos for Hours of Lessons


As English speakers often say, sometimes “less is more.”

Like when you are using a strong spice, or decorating a small room.

But let’s face it—sometimes more is more.

Like when you are looking for the best English

English Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns: A Self-study Guide


Do you like to do things yourself?

Maybe you grow your own vegetables, cut your own hair and do your own repairs.

Maybe you are self-studying English, or learning English by yourself. But whether you have gotten this far …

76 English Phrases for Traveling with Ease

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If you want to be fluent in English, you need to surround yourself with English.

Immersion is truly one of the best ways to learn a language—many would argue it’s the only way.

Luckily, English is all

16 Cool Pop Songs That Make Learning English Incredibly Easy

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Music is a truly universal language.

It’s something we can all understand and connect with, regardless of which languages we speak.

But if music is so universal, why is it so hard to understand the English you hear in songs? …