If you're a community member, go directly to this post and choose the FOCUS of your practice.
If you're new to the methodology for achieving Native-Like Fluency in English, here are the links to my FREE courses and exercises to help you get started.
Use this post to save time searching for good exercises. Invest it in doing them.
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"Daring Learner" - a welcome video course for everyone for wants to wants to learn more about the approach and build effective practice routines to achieve native-like fluency. I recommend starting the course as soon as you join the community of practice. It will help you to practice correctly and not waste your time.
"Nine Essential Skills to Achieve Native-Like Fluency" (available to all active community members).
A free course that will help you learn the fundamentals of a different approach to learning. I will walk you through all the nine skills. You will learn the theory behind each skill and do creative exercises with me to practice each. The course is free for community members and comes with individual feedback. To become a member, apply apply here.
FREE exercises to improve your listening skills (based on famous movie scenes)
THE BEST exercise to help you hear 100% of what native speakers say in movies and in real life is The Synchronization Exercise. Subscribe to this telegram channel and start practicing. You can also watch the episodes on Youtube.
Free exercises in the Community of Practice (for Upper-Intermediate+ level students and ESL teachers)
You don't need to be a paying member to get access to the exercises. It's enough to create an account.
However, you need to be a paying member to request feedback.
- NEW episode on BREVITY. What is it and how to practice it
- How to practice Brevity
- How to find the main idea of a text? Demonstration
Clarity in Speaking
- VIDEO: Ramble it toward CLARITY. Achieving clarity in spontaneous conversations
- What is Integrity? Connection? Vulnerability? Perfectionism? Look at these definitions and practice clarity
- Exercise: What is "grit"? Let's practice #clarity, #brevity, and #attentiveness
- Exercise: Connect your Ideas in English to Achieve Clarity. Spontaneous & Prepared Speech
- STRONG VERBS and how to use them
- How to replace Weak Verbs with Strong Verbs. Examples
- A great exercise to improve your spontaneous speaking skills in English
- SPOKE or WAS SPEAKING?
Practice Routine. Main principles
- The disappearing "H". An exercise for everyone. Let's practice💪
- S or Z? Does it sound like ExcuSe or ExcuZe? CloZe or CloSe?
The Rhythm of English
- FREE exercise for all to practice using the rhythm of English and delivering the meaning (includes feedback)
- Neither UP or DOWN. Gliding forward in English 🤨 What does this even sound like?
- arTIculate or articuLAte? wAInd or wInd? More confusing words and how they should be stressed
- Exercise: read a quote out loud and find the FOCUS word
- A quote worth reading today
- Yulia Reads - a new reading video from a student
- ONLY three minutes of reading out loud. Three liberating truths
- EXERCISE: Is there a Santa Clause? What do you say to an 8-year old? Read out loud with me
- How to make good vocabulary stick? Demonstration
- Do this exercise to improve your Listening Skills and Build Your Vocabulary. (For coaches who want to work with English-speaking clients and for everyone who is learning to tell their story in English )
Free interactive exercises on my website
You can start practicing right here, on my website. All video forms are anonymous. I do not collect your data. I will not ask you to leave your email address in exchange for an exercise. You can do the same exercise as many times as you want, and you you can do as many exercises as you want.
However, if you feel stuck and you do want to contact me, you can leave your email address and your question in the text field (available in every video exercise), and I will get back to you.
All video instructions are no longer than two minutes. I recommend that you do each exercise a few times. To learn about the power of iterations (as opposed to repetitions), watch this video
- Spontaneous speaking
- Vocabulary (coming soon)
Free exercises in Instagram storiesYou can find them in highlighted stories
Here, here, here, and here.
Your feedback would help me a lot.
If you tried the free exercises, let me know if they were helpful/not helpful, clear/confusing, easy/difficult....
I would love to hear back from you so I can create more engaging exercises to help you practice the meta-skills (your learning skills).
At the center of each exercise is YOU rather than the rules of English.
My methodology is human-centered, and my job is to show you that native-like fluency is possible, the method to achieve it exists, and real people have already done it. You can do it too.
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