AEE 1233: How to Hang On When Natives Speak Fast

Do you ever find it hard to understand natives when they speak fast in English? Do you ever find that words are pronounced very differently than what you see and learn from a textbook? Today we’re looking at features of connected speech–this is all about… Read More

AEE 1232: Should You Ask Someone’s Age in English?

Have you heard the phrase “Age is nothing but a number” ? Have you ever wondered what somebody’s age was? We’re going to help you understand why age is such a taboo topic in American culture, particularly when you are dealing with somebody a bit… Read More

AEE 1231: Bees Are Busy and So Are You– How to Talk About it in English

Have you been very busy lately? Do you notice that people talk about how busy they are often in English? This may be a cultural thing, but it seems that everyone is busy these days. Talking about how busy you are has become a very… Read More

AEE 1230: You’re Breaking Up! Business Collocations for Mishaps with Steve Ford

Are you ever in a business situation where something goes wrong? Do you feel unsure of what to say or how to express this to others in English? We’ve all been in a business setting where something was off or something went wrong. We’re going… Read More

AEE 1229: Your Ears Are Burning! We’re Talking About You

Have you ever had a chance meeting with somebody that you didn’t expect to see? How you greet somebody when you see them is important, particularly when you didn’t expect to see them. We’re going to talk about some of the phrases that you would… Read More