03 Jan 2017

New year, new language

At last, 2017 is upon us! Christmas is gone, and, in England at least, the days are getting slightly longer – not necessarily warmer, but it’s progress towards Spring, all the same. Synonymous with a New Year, come resolutions – you know, things like the promise to give up smoking, get more exercise, eat healthier and the like. At Sounds English, we think that your...

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29 Dec 2016

Learning to Speak Better English

Sounds English seems appropriate for this particular article. We can communicate by written or visual means (using signals, gestures or pictures, for example road signs) – usually understandable in any language. The most common form of communication in any language is verbal – that means speaking. Human beings have been communicating using voice and sound for thousands of years – although definitive proof of the...

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21 Dec 2016

Learning English

At, the aim of learning English using our unique online resources and lessons, is to get you thinking, writing and reading in your new language as soon as possible. Ultimately, the more you can use English in your daily life instead of your Mother tongue, the faster your progress will be. And, the ways in which you can do this are surprisingly simple. Everybody...

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11 Dec 2016

Synonyms & Antonyms

One of the most confusing, not to mention frustrating things about learning English is the multitude of ways things can be said using different words. In a previous article, we covered homonyms – words that sound the same but have different meanings. Think of ‘their’ and ‘there,’ for example. In this article, we’ll be talking about Synonyms and Antonyms. Synonyms are words that have (more...

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25 Nov 2016

Why You Need to Learn English

It goes without saying, it’s our business to teach people like you to read, write and speak English competently and confidently in your daily life. But, why should you make the effort to do so? Here are just a few reasons… Once you’ve mastered English, it’s said that learning any other language becomes easier, as learning English is said to be the most difficult to...

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05 Nov 2016

What’s an Idiot?

Sorry, what we meant to say was what’s an idiom – but at least we got your attention! An idiom is yet another quaint feature of English that learners can struggle with, usually because at first glance, they seem to make no sense and, because they’re usually very informal and, can be quite localised. In fact, there are so many of them – roughly about...

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25 Oct 2016

Homonymity Guaranteed

The Importance of Being Earnest, or should that be Ernest? We would love to say that this article is about the famous Oscar Wilde play, ‘a trivial comedy for serious people.’ It’s not! It’s meant to demonstrate another of the quirks of the English Language that you’ll come across on your journey learning to read, write, and, particularly in this case, speak English. We’re talking...

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29 Sep 2016

You’re Sure You Want to Go There?

In the English language, ‘there, their’ and ‘they’re’, cause the some of the most baffled expressions on the faces of some of our students. Throw in ‘we’re’, ‘were’, ‘your, you’re, who’s’, ‘whose,’ ‘it’s’ and ‘its’ & we have enough to confuse even the bravest. Getting to grips with quirks of the language can seem overwhelming at first, but the secret is to practice, read and...

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18 Sep 2016

Tips For Learning English Online

Learning a new language can be quite the challenge, but there are plenty of resources available to help us learn at home on our own, thanks to the Internet. Taking on such an endeavour can be easier than you may think with the power of the world wide web behind you, and by following a few of these easy tips you will find yourself speaking...

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26 Aug 2016

Improve your Writing

Just because we can speak English doesn’t necessarily mean that we can write confidently too. Writing requires a whole different approach to speaking, and, like most things, comes from practice. When you can write confidently, a whole range of opportunities open up to you – they may be career or leisure based, but there’s no doubt that improving your writing skills will enhance every aspect...

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