AEE 1341: Should You Praise the Effort or the Result (and How to Do It in English)

Have you ever noticed when somebody worked hard and did a good job? Have you ever wanted to offer praise or support to somebody in English? This topic is cultural and it might be done differently or more or less frequently in American culture than… Read More

AEE 1340: Beep Beep! Ring Ring! How Using Onomatopoeias in English Can Make You More Interesting

Have you ever heard somebody use a word that was really a sound? Have you heard somebody use a word such as “crash” in English conversation? Do you know what an Onomatopoeia is? Today we’re looking at words that are actually sounds, and the role… Read More

AEE 1339: Make Your Vocabulary Richer with These Unexpected English Phrases

Have you heard somebody say “as it happens” in English conversation? Is this one of those phrases that seems a bit confusing to you in English? A phrase like this can actually help to show your reaction, and so it can add a lot to… Read More

AEE 1338: English Acronyms to Break the Connection Barrier in English

Have you heard people talk about going to the ATM? Do you hear people say that they offer something “IMO?” There are so many different acronyms and initialisms in English and it can be hard to distinguish what each of them means. We’re going to… Read More

AEE 1337: Do You Freeze Up in Front of Natives? Our Advice to Ditch the Lizard Brain

Have you ever felt anxiety when you were talking to a native English speaker? Do you ever freeze up and feel like you don’t know the right thing to say? If you have felt unsure or anxious or didn’t know what to say in these… Read More