Epsisode 6 - How to find good materials

2024-01-14 20 min

Description & Show Notes

In this episode, we talk about
  • What to think about when you buy a grammar book
  • What you really need to understand vs. not the “whole English grammar”- check out Birgit’s grammar books – ideal for busy professionals. https://birgitkasimirski.de/en/publications-englische-grammatik/
  • How you should try to find materials/media, which you like in German, books vs audiobooks, fiction books vs non-fiction, topic-based materials – choose books/magazines in English on YOUR topics - fashion, football, fantasy.
  • Using (children’s) books /comics with lots of dialogue – for real conversational English, idioms, slang etc.
  • Subscribing to (Business) English Spotlight/World of Press
  • Pros and cons of language learning text books
  • Putting together your own learning materials based on your likes/preferences/interests.
  • Watching YouTube videos
Check out Dave’s Top 10 YouTube channels for English learners of all levels.

Oxford Online English – Speak English Fluently – 5 steps to improve your English fluency
https://youtu.be/KaA_mxga3PQ?si=2XJiSl1y--ut5M1W

English Fluency Journey – Speak English with AI
https://youtu.be/Qi5mKV40Kmw?si=_Pf6KrC9eJldQCwI

7ESL Learning English – 120 Common Phrasal Verbs frequently used in Daily English Conversations
https://youtu.be/ptvxgrLnM7k?si=UnDelMNA5-zi-7sk

MmmEnglish - Common English phrases to keep Your Conversation Going
https://youtu.be/Wwv4IgL0aJY?si=oStRbCYPWNb_saX-

Steve Kaufmann – How to Learn vocabulary without even trying
https://youtu.be/WoDYUziEcIM?si=Qg2c-2-etZqQiGF8

Germany vs USA - Learning foreign languages. Check out my “Master Your English Listening Course. Guided watching English YouTube Germany vs USA”.
https://youtu.be/AbiICNx_LwM?si=wW1fpWj_XlOhNRoK

Dragons' Den - Dating app gets Dragons hot under the collar. Check out my “Master Your Business English Listening Course. Guided watching English Youtube Dragons’ Den.”
https://youtu.be/SZyFS_v7BE4?si=nvTiqp1E9ax5ghlU

TED Talks – Learning a language? Speak it like you’re playing a video game.
https://youtu.be/Ge7c7otG2mk?si=xwv2Y5wjOe6r-H1z

Foil, Arms and Hog. When Irish people can’t speak Irish
https://youtu.be/ydSNgr97gSY?si=F5a9Z3_VCJz7l3NS

Thoughty 2 – How Britain’s Scariest Gang Became World Famous. Check out my “Business English Academy Membership” for this and other (business) guided English-watching content.
https://youtu.be/CryUohi4Afs?si=2IHwK5LGTM3K0L4o



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