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Improve your pronunciation with this one strategy

Many people wrongly believe that their accent cannot be improved. Here, you will see not that only that it is possible, but why it's possible. When it comes to speaking, you will see that listening is actually more important than you think.

How long should a G.B.C. answer be?

One of the most frequent questions I get is, "How long should my G.B.C. answer be?"

My immediate thought is always, "How long is a piece of string?"* But this is not a helpful answer! What follows is the actual answer I give to students who ask me this.

Discuss the UK's exit like a pro

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a decision commonly called the Brexit—a word made from combining Britain and exit.  This will be big news for the foreseeable future, especially as markets adjust to the new situation. Do you know how to discuss this topic in English?