So you’ve been studying English for the last 10 years or more, and you still can’t really speak it? Actually, you’re not alone. In fact, of all the people who try to learn English (or any second language) at some […]
Today I’m going to share with you my views on using monolingual vs bilingual dictionaries for learning English, or any other language. Which is better? Well, just to be clear on what we’re talking about here, a bilingual dictionary has […]
Learning English, like learning any other foreign language, is not rocket science, meaning it’s not actually that difficult. Human beings are naturally able to learn any language. We can even learn a second or third language to the same fluency […]
Have you ever wondered how movie actors become so good at speaking in a dialect that is different from their own, or how they learn to speak English with a foreign accent? Well, apparently, many of them go to the IDEA website – the International Dialects of English Archive. This site is a free online resource, interesting for English language learners.
Here are two very simple rules about word stress:
1) One word has only one stress. (One word cannot have two stresses.
2) We can only stress vowels, not consonants.
But wait, there’s more…