How to use “afraid”

The word "afraid" can be used in a couple of different ways in English, which might be confusing for learners. Read on for the two main ways to use "afraid," and how to use them in conversation. [Listen to the audio version of this lesson here.] afraid = fear One meaning of "afraid" is the… Continue reading How to use “afraid”

English Intonation

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO OF THIS LESSON (Tip: Listen while you read!) What is Intonation? Intonation is the "music" or "melody" of speech. It's the way the pitch or sound of a person's voice rises and falls while speaking.   How is it Used in Speech? When someone raises or lowers their pitch… Continue reading English Intonation

4 ways to improve your English pronunciation

"Can you repeat that?" Anyone who has studied a foreign language has definitely had this experience: You try so hard to communicate something - what you want to order at a restaurant, to tell a story to someone, or to ask where something is - but the person you're talking to can't understand you. Sometimes… Continue reading 4 ways to improve your English pronunciation