After years of teaching intermediate students who never seemed to improve, I decided to find out what the problem was. Essentially, intermediate students get stuck because learning at this stage is a different type of learning than at the beginner stage. You have mastered the grammar and the basic vocabulary, but most textbooks just carry on like nothing has changed. However, what you need at the intermediate stage is not just more dry grammar and lists of vocabulary.
"unfortunately the narrator is annoying"
Most textbooks teach the same things; presentations, speaking on the phone etc. This is great at the beginning, but if you are going to succeed, you'll need more. You need to be able to walk into any business situation and feel seriously confident. That is why I wrote this book; to help you go from good to great. To really master business English.
Xebdigon Whizzfiddle is a wizard who has to find a quest, get it contracted, and finish it to the letter within 30 days or he'll lose his guild membership status, meaning he'll have to actually work for a living. At the perpetual age of 650, this is really no longer an option.
"Fun and Silly"
This book is all three volumes of the very popular Master English in 12 Topics series. Once you master the vocabulary in this book, you will have a very good foundation for speaking fluently about 36 everyday topics. This book is the ultimate stepping stone from intermediate to advanced English.
Three children, Sophie, Josh, and Andrew find something very mysterious about an archway in their local park: It seems to have their own names inscribed on it. Going through the archway, they find themselves transported into another world, caught up in a battle to save the Forest of Alamore from the wicked crone Hagbane, who has stolen the Merestone - a magical stone that is essential to keep the forest alive.
Do you sometimes worry if your English sounds broken? If you do then you should definitely concentrate on improving your use of prepositions. Why? Because prepositions are the glue that stick English together. If you are not using them properly then your English will sound broken.
Being a Zombie stinks...Bob is a Zombie who was just going about his business when a band of thieves stole his hand so they could make a batch of Elfagra (for men who need a little lift) in the Upperworld. While it's bad enough that they've swiped Bob's hand for such a purpose, it comes to the Zombie's attention that if the bad guys use the wrong technique it could cause a cosmic rift that will spell the real death of Bob...not just the long, drawn out one that comes with being a Zombie.
The secret to speaking English perfectly. Do you sometimes worry if your English sounds broken? If you do, then you should definitely concentrate on improving your use of prepositions. Why? Because prepositions are literally the glue that sticks English together. If you are not using them properly then your English will sound broken.
Returning to the home of her grandfather after her final school year, Petra Morganstern is a changed young witch. Confident in her recent choices, yet plagued by dreams of what they cost her, Petra is unsure what to do with the rest of her life. Petra's one ray of hope is her young step-sister, Izabella, whose simple-minded charm is only offset by the awful Phyllis, her hateful mother. Desperate to protect Izabella from the increasing rages of Phyllis, Petra struggles to find balance between the forces that seek to rule her heart.
Two robotic deaths and a grouping of terrorist attacks have just happened on the biggest incorporated entity in the galactic empire. As large as a massive city, the corporate flotilla crawls through space ever-searching for more customers to add to its bottom line. But with the recent turn of events, the very existence of the station and all of its inhabitants are at risk of losing everything. The #1 suspect? A new robotic religiosity that calls itself Starliner.
Do you sometimes worry if your English sounds broken? If you do, then you should definitely concentrate on improving your use of prepositions. Why? Because prepositions are literally the glue that sticks English together. If you are not using them properly, your English will sound broken.
Many intermediate English speakers tend to get trapped using the same vocabulary. If you really want to improve, you need to be able to speak about a wide range of topics. You will be able to speak about 12 new topics with confidence. This will greatly improve your English conversational ability.
As the kingdom of Camelot descends into complacency, an ambitiously sadistic madman known as Merodach advances his rogue armies, recruiting by the sword and threatening revolt. Eighteen-year-old Princess Gabriella is the only one who understands the severity of the threat, but she is powerless to convince her father or her brave commoner husband, Darrick. With defeat all but certain, Gabriella sets out on a final, desperate quest. Her plan: to confront and defeat the madman, Merodach, before his armies can destroy everything she loves.
Do you want to become more fluent in English? Do you want to understand everyday language and not just "textbook" English? I taught English for many years and saw that many students get stuck at the high beginner/intermediate stage. They learn the basics and then can't move forward. This problem used to really frustrate me because I had lots of excellent students who were just stuck and eventually they would give up.
Paulie Vergen is your average, everyday vampire. He's short, overweight, and balding, and he's a bit lacking in the realm of self-confidence. Life was what it was for Paulie until the day that a newly infected werewolf landed on his doorstep. That day launched the one (and only, to this point) adventure that Paulie had ever had ... and it was a doozy.
J'ai enseigné l'anglais pendant plusieurs années et j'ai remarqué que de nombreux étudiants restaient coincés au stade avancé du niveau débutant/intermédiaire. Ils apprenaient les bases et ne pouvaient aller plus loin. Ce problème me contrariait énormément parce que j'ai eu beaucoup d'excellents étudiants qui étaient bloqués et finissaient éventuellement par laisser tomber.
Every new phrase is introduced in the real context of a short story or an article. So, by having fun and listening to something interesting, you will be learning naturally rather than having to force yourself to study. It's a simple fact that if you are having fun, you will learn quicker and more easily.
What you need at the intermediate stage is not just more dry grammar and lists of vocabulary, but to be exposed to as much "real" English in as many real-life situations as possible. This will help you start to understand what people are actually saying and not just "textbook" English. It'll also help you to naturally get a feel for the language. Because I couldn't find a book that introduced everyday English phrases in a fun and engaging way, I decided to make one myself.