Learn To Properly Speak And Write English

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Guest blog by Erik Decesaro

“Whether you work in a field that requires you to learn English, or instead are planning a visit to an English-speaking country, you will need to find a method for how to learn to properly speak and write English. Many students are taught the basics in school, but over time, it’s easy to forget what you have learned if you haven’t practiced. There are many different methods to pick up English skills that you have forgotten, or even start from scratch with a basic beginner’s course. To begin with, you should take a placement course to figure out what level you are currently at.

Try to identify and correct mistakes when writing in English – articles, verb tenses.

Practice speaking English non-stop as this is the best way to learn.

Practice your English a little everyday. Speaking the language is what will allow it to become a part of you.

Talk to English speakers. Spend time with English speakers and communicate with them using the vernacular. Not only will you be practicing your own speaking skills but you’ll be picking up nuances they might have learned along the way.

Start from the basic – Learn to speak English systematically. Do not attempt to learn sentences, whether they are long or short. Always learn the letters, numbers, short words and then move to bigger word chunks and sentences. Though all this may take time, it will be beneficial in the long run. You may be tempted to read short sentences or paragraphs but it is advisable to control this urge. The initial excitement will die if you try to learn important words and phrases too early. Let some things remain for the later days of learning. This will keep the eagerness alive and you will feel involved in the process of learning.

When you take a free online course in English, set targets for yourself. This could be for a week or two and when you accomplish your goal in that length of time, give yourself a treat for a job well done. One thing about learning English grammar is that you shouldn’t let it overwhelm you. Understanding the rules of grammar is the key to being able to speak and write the language effectively.”

Teaching Form and Meaning. Teaching communicatively is closely connected with situation context. By that I mean, teachers can contextualize language and ask learners to practice responses which would be a) realistic ways of performing useful communicative acts and b) situations they might expect to encounter at some time. This makes language learning more relevant and useful. when encouraging students to use the correct forms in communicative teaching, errors are seen as natural to the learning process and are corrected only when studying grammar. When teaching function meaning, teachers relate the language (structural forms of the language) to external reality such as a concrete situation or a picture or personal knowledge. For example, teachers can relate going to the movie with learners’ likes and dislikes:

It depends on your age. Younger people learn new languages more quickly than older people. Experts usually say that it is best to learn a new language before you are 12 years old, but don’t worry; you can still learn a new language if you are over 12 years old. It will probably just take you a little longer to learn.

Do not make it boring – The learning process should be exciting and interesting. If you get bored, you will lose interest. In order to keep yourself involved try to listen to English music. Music has a universal touch and whether you understand the language or no, it will uplift your mood. In fact, it can also inspire you to learn the lyrics of the song. This can indirectly build your interest in the language.

A combination of these English learning methods will be effective as well. You can take a summer course while staying with a home-stay host family and then arranging for private tutoring during the school year. Making an effort to use your new language skills regularly in social situations will improve your progress regardless of the program or course you are using.”

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Common Characteristics of a Good Copy Writer

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Guest blog by Tj Philpott

A copy writer is faced with a lot of challenges when trying to persuade people with the use of nothing more then their writing skills. Obviously knowing how to write persuasive copy involves more than any particular skill of the pen or keyboard. Effective copy writing must first address what is inside the head of the reader before the first words are even written. It therefore would stand to reason that anybody with these writing skills must also possess other characteristics as well. It is these characteristics that give them their passion and enable them to be so effective at their craft.

Here is a look at 5 characteristics you would expect to find in any person who has the enthusiasm for and knows how to write persuasive copy.


Effective copy writing depends more on being reactive as oppose to proactive when addressing readers. The author is trying to touch upon already existent needs or desires more so than to create new ones. It is therefore important that they observe behaviors and/or trends to do so.


Their curiosity is what helps them uncover the ’emotional’ trigger points so often used in what they write. Looking for the answers to their questions of ‘why’ involves possessing the motivation to find these answers. This is where an inquisitive nature comes into play and makes their pursuit of these answers easier for them to sustain.


One of the most basic but yet critical writing skills needed is the ability to put your thoughts into words. Beyond even that your wording and presentation needs to be intelligently conveyed and clearly understood by everybody who reads your work.

Well Rounded

From the standpoint of having many interests a copywriter is better able to gain an understanding of the various people they try to connect with in their writing. Knowing what it is that is popular with people and why is also knowing how to write persuasive copy that addresses these same people. Through your familiarity with all these things comes a greater understanding of them which enables a writer to be more effective.

News Junkies

Keeping up on the latest news and trends help them to keep a ‘pulse’ on current events and what is popular and is affecting the lives of people. This enables the copy writer to better connect with their readers on a more social and socioeconomic level.

A successful copy writer possesses talents and insight that goes beyond their writing skills that enables them to be effective at their craft. Copy writing involves convincing and/or persuading people to take a desired action with the use of nothing more than the written word. Knowing what to write and how to write it comes from having an insight into what goes on in the readers head. This insight comes from certain characteristics most of these writers possess as reviewed above. Their inquisitive nature concerning both people and trends are tremendous assets that serves them well for plying their particular trade.

TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina. For more tips about what it takes to be a good copy writer  and to also receive a free instructional manual that teaches valuable niche research techniques visit:http://affiliatequickstart.com/

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Five Reasons Why Today is the Greatest Time to be an Author

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Guest blog by Patrick Esposito

There have been many great books written, especially in the last 100 years. When men first started writing books, they had to use a chisel and a stone. Eventually the typewriter was invented in 1868 by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule. That ushered in a new string of authors that most of us have forgotten about. Today there are more authors than ever, and each day more people become first time authors. There are no longer any excuses to not write a book. There are more reasons than ever, here are five.

With today’s technology, almost anyone can be an author. For those who have dreamed of one day writing that great novel, biography, or self-help book, there are no more excuses to say no. There are many reasons to start writing that book. Here are five of them.

1. We have a keyboard and a computer. Today it is easier than ever to write a letter or a book. Using a computer is now a part of life, but many great books were started using a typewriter, or even just a pad and pen. You can type, correct, save, and do many things that make writing almost a pleasure.

2. Because of the computer, there are more outlets to sell books. Sadly, bookstores are becoming a thing of the past. Sites such as Amazon and Selfpublishauthors.com make it easier than ever to find wonderful books from the comfort of your home. Online bookstores are a wonderful thing. You can even look at the reviews and decide if this is a book you would like to read.

3. Ebooks, kindle, and the like are very popular. Many still enjoy the look, feel, and smell of a real book, but an increasing number of people love to carry any type of ebook reader. You can carry many books at once, and for some people, it enhances the reading experience. This is a fad that is here to stay. I guess that means we can’t call it a fad any more

4. There is more of a worldwide market than ever before. Within minutes, someone in India can sit in front of their computer and come across your book and order it if they wish to. Today when you write a book, it can literally be read all across the world. You can also have it translated into other languages. There is the potential to become as big as you would like.

5. You can be a self-published author. Sure, it is great when you have an agent who agrees to represent you. They will shop your book around to the big publishing houses, and direct your marketing efforts. That is the dream, and some authors become rich and famous. Unfortunately, many authors do not secure an agent, and back in the day, self-publishing a book could cost thousands of dollars. Today is the greatest time to be an author, and it is the best time for you to get started on your book.

Pat Esposito is an entrepreneur, an author, and a runner. He wrote Peter the Speed Reader. Learn how Peter became a speed reader, and how you can too. He is also the founder of Selfpublishauthors.com


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How to Find Time for Novel Writing

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Guest blog by Harvey Chapman

Novel writing takes time – and plenty of it. Okay, so it’s possible to write a novel in under a year, but more likely it will take you two or three years, or even longer. Put simply, the creative process just can’t be rushed.

I have always believed, though, that we can all somehow find the time to do things if want to do them badly enough. And for me – and hopefully for you, too – one of my main priorities is time for novel writing.

So how do you find the time for writing a novel?

And what are the best ways to make use of this time?

First up, it is much better to write in short but regular stints than long and irregular ones. So if you have only three or four hours per week to work on your novel, try to do it every single day for 30 or 40 minutes – rather than saving the whole lot for Sunday. Here is why…

  • If you write fiction every day, even for a very short period, it keeps whatever you are working on fresh in your mind – meaning you won’t have to spend very long getting “in the zone” again.
  • Daily stints of novel writing will keep your “creative writing muscle” in peak condition. Use it only on Sundays and it will turn weak and flabby. (And yes, it really does exist!)
  • Small doses of hard work are a lot more manageable and far less daunting than weekly marathons.

If you don’t have to work full time, you will have the luxury of choosing your own novel writing hours. If you do have to go out to earn a living, you must choose between writing fiction early in the morning or late at night.

Personally, I prefer the mornings. The agony of getting out of bed is over by the time you’ve brewed the coffee, and my mind is so much sharper then than late at night. But whatever works for you, of course, is best.

Whatever hours you do set aside for working on your novel, be disciplined enough to stick to them. Your book won’t write itself. Allow nothing less than an emergency to interfere with your writing time. And if you can’t escape from the usual daily distractions, find somewhere quiter to write.

Most importantly, when you sit down to work on your novel, work on it! Checking your e-mails doesn’t count. Nor does reorganizing your stationery drawer, or dusting your keyboard, or the 1001 other things we do when we are supposedly hard at it.

Of course, you don’t always have to be turning sheets of blank paper into pages of prose. You might spend your novel writing time creating a character, or typing up yesterday’s handwritten draft, or doing some research. Just make sure you work on some aspect of your novel for the full time.

With practice, both laziness and hard work can become habits.

Harvey Chapman is a published writer and a full-time teacher of creative writing. He founded his Novel Writing Web Site in early 2008 (www.novel-writing-help.com). The Site offers free and expert advice on planning, writing and selling novels.

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Writing Tips and Tricks

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Guest blog by Michelle Sommerville

As a writer – beginner or life-long – I’m sure you have googled terms like: ‘how do I earn money by writing’, ‘pay for my writing’, and ‘writing jobs’.

I was one of those people too. I have always had an intense passion for writing. It didn’t matter what I was writing, or even if it was for school, and finding out I could get money for it was the cherry on the cake.

There are a few ways you can earn money by writing. This could be writing for an established company as part of their staff, writing your own ideas (stories, scripts, blogs, etc.), or freelance jobs.

Today I’ll be talking about freelance jobs.

It can be very hard to find a company that not only allows freelance writers to work their way up from zero experience, but also give them the opportunity to earn dollars instead of cents for their work. There were a few websites that I tried, but, about two years ago, I found one I absolutely love.

Upwork (formerly Odesk and Elance) was a godsend to me. While there are tests you can do to show future employers you are a good fit for their job, I don’t think any of them have impacted me at all. There were a few jobs I immediately applied for, including writing articles, reviews, and transcribing audio files. I didn’t know what I wanted to focus on, but as long as I was making money for my work, I was willing to give any job a try. There is also no limit for a pay-out (but there is a $1 fee for it so you have to at least have $1).

Almost straight away I landed a couple of long-term jobs, and was even recommended to another employer outside of Upwork. So, it’s now been about two years, and I am still loving working with them.

Even if you don’t want to remain a freelance writer, you can use it to hone your skills and make some important connections.

Let me know if you’ve worked on Upwork or if you have another site you would recommend.


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