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Now That’s Real English.

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If you’re an adult, you should check out the Real ESL blog. This blog includes video conversations and explanations of normal spoken English (including slang). Kim, the blogger, makes her own videos to explain things to you. Currently, she has videos about everything from pronouncing “th” to ordering coffee at Starbucks.

You should be at an intermediate or advanced level to use these videos. You should be an adult, too, because Kim feels that it’s useful to be able to understand and use “swear words.” These are words that most English-speaking adults use when they are angry or joking or speaking very strongly, but you can also get into a lot of trouble if you use them incorrectly.

I hope you’ll check out Kim’s videos and make sure to visit her blog regularly.

(Another good resource for learning to speak natural-sounding English is the Speak English Like an American book and CD series. I’ll be reviewing these soon.)

2 comments to Now That’s Real English.

  • Thanks for the link! I like your site. It’s great to see another teacher active in the blogging community. It’s also nice to read another ESL teacher’s blog that’s not littered with grammar mistakes. Hee hee. Keep it up. I’ll link back to you soon.
    Best,
    Kim

  • I really like Kim and her videos, but in shameless self-promotion, I must point out that the Real English site is a bit different. Instead of my talking head (which is a lot less attractive than Kim’s), I film many hundreds of people in many different English-speaking countries who do the talking.

    I’m not going to try to explain Real English, and simply hope that teachers will have a look at my new lessons. Links to them are here:
    http://www.real-english.com/new-lessons.asp

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