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1911, 2021

Learn English with films #JamesBond

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

LEARN ENGLISH WITH FILMS #jamesbond

Do you love the super handsome and invincible James Bond? WE DO!

Here’s a list of quotes from James Bond you can use in everyday life!

When someone asks you: “How do you know that?”, answer: “I know things.”
Are you a fan of Martini? You can order it in […]

1911, 2021

Learn English with films #StarWars

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

LEARN ENGLISH WITH FILMS #starwars

GoingEnglish presents: STAR WARS!

Hey there 🙂 Welcome my new series: Learn English with films. Here’s a list of quotes from Star Wars that you can use on a daily basis.

“Never tell me the odds” – say it when someone else tells you that a task can’t be done […]

1911, 2021

Vocabulary for coffee lovers

TODAY’S LESSON: COFFEE VOCABULARY

Fancy a cup of coffee? Can’t survive one day without it? You aren’t alone 😉

Learn the essential vocabulary linked with coffee and never miss a tasty cup when abroad 🙂

What’s your favourite coffee drink? Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Americano, Mocha, Breve, …?

1911, 2021

Learn English with minimum effort and maximum results

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

New Year’s around the corner. Prepare yourself and start it with new, positive energy! Change something in your life and start learning English! Read my hints on how to learn English with minimum effort and get maximum results. The words written in black are links so go ahead and click them! 🙂

Watch […]

1911, 2021

Why do we abbreviate pounds as lbs?

Lb is an abbreviation of the Latin word Libra which was part of the Roman unit of weight: Libra Pondo which means “pound weight”. Britain derived “pound” from that expression as its unit of measurement and as a term for its currency. Why?

Because hundreds of years ago, a pound in money was equal to the […]

1911, 2021

THEFT, BURGLARY or ROBBERY?

THEFT, BURGLARY or ROBBERY? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

What’s the difference between THEFT, BURGLARY and ROBBERY? *click the word to hear its pronunciation*

THEFT means to take something from someone with the intention of keeping it permanently; without the owner’s consent. Someone who commits this crime is called a thief:
There have been many thefts this month.

Steve was charged with a theft in 2009.
BURGLARY means to enter […]

1911, 2021

National Symbols of Australia

What do you know about Australia? 🇦🇺

We  prepared an infographic for you with its basic symbols. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Australia?
Share your knowledge with #GoingEnglish!

1911, 2021

LEND or BORROW?

LEND and BORROW: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

What’s the difference between LEND and BORROW? *click the word to hear its pronunciation*

LEND means to give something temporarily to other person. If you lend someone something, they borrow it from you.
May I borrow your book?

Lauren lent 1000$ to Steve.
BORROW means to take something from someone, with somebody’s permission and with the intention of giving it back.
I’ve […]

1911, 2021

Depreciate or deprecate?

DEPRECIATE and DEPRECATE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

What’s the difference between DEPRECIATE and DEPRECATE? *click the word to hear its pronunciation*

DEPRECIATE means to become less valuable than it was before, especially over time.
Last year our car depreciated in value.

The bag depreciated by 1000$.
DEPRECATE means to criticize something strongly; not to approve of something.
This kind of spelling is sometimes used in Portugal but is […]

1911, 2021

The incredible powers and privileges of Queen Elizabeth II

Learn the incredible powers the Queen wields!

She owns all swans in the River Thames – the swans are given health check and have individual identification numbers,
She also owns all the dolphins in British waters – this rule dates back to 1324 when King Edward II was ruling,
She can drive without a driving licence – in fact, […]

1911, 2021

English slang: words for FART

 

Hey guys!

Today’s post is about words and expressions widely used when talking about FARTS. Let’s face it: farting is part of the human experience  so it’s good to know vocabulary connected with something that occurs 15 times a day on average! 😉 Yeah, IT IS a disgusting topic to talk about, but hey, it’s funny after all! 🙂

HE […]

1911, 2021

See or look?

SEE and LOOK: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

What’s the difference between SEE and LOOK? *click the word to hear its pronunciation*

Generally, both of them relate to ACTIONS DONE WITH YOUR EYES. However, there’s a difference between the two.

SEE means to notice something or someone with your eyes, WITHOUT ANY INTENTION, it just happens.
Today I woke up and saw the sun shining.

I see this girl every […]

1911, 2021

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1911, 2021

Rise or raise?

RISE and RAISE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

What’s the difference between RISE and RAISE? *click the word to hear its pronunciation*

Generally, both of them mean to MOVE UPWARDS. However, there’s a small difference between the two.

RISE means to go upwards: things rise by themselves.
The sun rises at 6:15 am.

A black smoke is rising from the chimney.
RAISE means […]

1911, 2021

IELTS, czy TOEFL?

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

Don’t know which exam is best for you? Can’t decide whether it’s an IELTS test or a TOEFL test?

Check our infographic – read the characteristics of each exam and see how popular, according to Google, each test is.

IELTS test is the most popular choice worldwide, it’s required by many universities and international companies. Want to […]

1911, 2021

Adverse or averse?

ADVERSE and AVERSE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

What’s the difference between ADVERSE and AVERSE? *click the word to hear its pronunciation*

Both of them are adjectives and look similar – here the similarities end 😉

ADVERSE means something unpleasant, having negative effect on something: have an adverse effect on something.
This medicine has no adverse effects on human body.

The football match was postponed […]

1911, 2021

Przygotowanie do matury z języka angielskiego? Ucz się z najlepszymi!

This offer is for people taking the Matura exam in Poland.

Here we are. Another year, another challenge. Are you ready to take your Matura exam in May?

With us, you don’t have to be stressed about your results! Why?
So far, they have been A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Just take a look:

Oral part: 28/30 points

Basic level: 100%
Extended (advanced) […]

1911, 2021

Professional Training and Development

By Justin, GoingEnglish

Professional Training and Development: Why It Is So Important

Part of my teaching responsibility here at GoingEnglish is professional training and development. Just because the phrase has the word “professional” in front of it, which does not mean it pertains only to working adults, or only to adults in white collar professions. Rather, professional […]

1911, 2021

Interviewing in America – useful tips

Attitudes for Interviewing in America

By Justin at GoingEnglish
Many of my international friends who have studied their graduate degrees at major American universities, business professionals, and even their kids have asked me about good interviewing techniques for the American workplace.

I have had the fortune to getting hired into more than 90% of the jobs for which […]

1911, 2021

A Brief Introduction & The Importance of Continued Learning

Hi there! I am Justin. I believe that hard work using the most cutting-edge and relevant technologies and material + lots of laughs along the way as we rise, fall, and learn together = a spectacular education in English that will serve you for life.

The Importance of Continued Learning

 

I’d like to share some thoughts on […]

1911, 2021

Learn wedding vocabulary and win!

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

Are you attending a wedding soon? August is one of the most popular months when people get married. Check these words to make sure you know how we call the key wedding objects in English!

PRACTISE ENGLISH:
Answer the question: What’s your dream wedding venue? Why? Write 80-100 words.

We’ll pick the best answer and award the […]

1911, 2021

Learn English with videos: intermediate level

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

Learn English with short National Geographic videos!

Will you understand the video? Let’s find out! Do this listening exercise and answer 5 questions.

WATCH THE VIDEO:

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

What animal are they talking about in the video?
Where can you spot this animal? (list the countries)
Are they carnivores? What do they eat?
What do […]

1911, 2021

Where is this person from? QUIZ #1

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

QUIZ: WHERE IS HE FROM?

Can you guess where this person’s from just by looking at their mistakes?

In this series, we’ll show you the errors of one of our students. Your task is to guess where the person’s from and correct all the mistakes.

Student #1:

She likes this pork jam.
I like her […]

1911, 2021

Prepare English for a job interview

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

PREPARE ENGLISH FOR A JOB INTERVIEW

You did it! You’ve been invited for a job interview in an international company that you’ve always wanted to work for. Great, CONGRATULATIONS! There’s just one small obstacle that makes you stressed: They either want to conduct the entire interview in English or they require a […]

1911, 2021

Learn food and healthy lifestyle vocabulary

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

Are you looking for an easy way to learn vocabulary linked with food and healthy lifestyle? You couldn’t find a better place!

Learn food words with our infographics – it’s the best way to memorise vocabulary quickly and easily 🙂

 

1911, 2021

Key phrasal verbs for doctors

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

KEY PHRASAL VERBS FOR DOCTORS

Are you a doctor or a student of medicine who wants to work at a hospital abroad or offer medical services to English-speaking patients?
Learn these key phrasal verbs and feel more confident when offering your medical service!

TO PATCH someone UP – to give basic medical help to someone injured:
He was bleeding badly but nurses managed to […]

1911, 2021

Key phrasal verbs for lawyers

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

KEY PHRASAL VERBS FOR LAWYERS

Are you a lawyer or a law student who wants to offer legal services to English-speaking clients? You need to know some basics of legal English then.

Learn these key phrasal verbs and feel more confident when offering your legal service!

TO ABIDE BY:
To abide by – to accept and obey […]

1911, 2021

Key phrasal verbs you will use on holidays

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

KEY PHRASAL VERBS YOU’LL USE ON HOLIDAYS

Are you planning to go on holidays? If you do, you need to know these key phrasal verbs. If you haven’t used any of them yet, you probably didn’t know them earlier or you completely forgot what they mean 🙂

Try to incorporate them next time you’re […]

1911, 2021

US dialects – overview

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

Have you ever been to the USA? If not, then at least you must have watched several American films (movies! 😉 and TV series. It’s fairly easy to notice the differences in the way Americans speak when they come from different states. Take a look at the map I’ve prepared (with the […]

1911, 2021

UK accents and dialects – overview

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

Have you ever been to the UK? Then you must have noticed one thing – British Isles are full of different dialects and accents. Even native English speakers have difficulties understanding people from other parts of the UK. So guys, don’t get frustrated when you don’t understand every single person! The differences are so […]

1911, 2021

10 phrasal verbs you will use at work

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

10 PHRASAL VERBS YOU’LL USE AT WORK

Do you work in an international environment? Would you like to change your job and work for a big company? Do you own a business and want to offer your services abroad? Then you need to know the basic business phrasal verbs that are used on […]

1911, 2021

5 tips on how to write a killer essay

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

5 TIPS ON HOW TO WRITE A KILLER ESSAY

Writing is one of the most difficult and challenging tasks for students. I hated writing when I was a kid (and I suppose I wasn’t alone 😉 ).Then one day, my mum advised me to start keeping a diary. This was the greatest piece […]

1911, 2021

Common errors French speakers make in English

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

COMMON ERRORS FRENCH SPEAKERS MAKE IN ENGLISH

Are you a French speaker learning English? Then, you’ve probably struggled with some aspects of English language. Here’s a list of common errors you make. Learn how to avoid them and start speaking correctly 🙂

PRONUNCIATION

Dropping h

The French tend to omit ’h’, for example: hungry, humble, hectic, horrendous, have
Read ’h’ in English!

/I/ and […]

1911, 2021

Common mistakes Korean speakers make in English

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

COMMON ERRORS KOREAN SPEAKERS MAKE IN ENGLISH

Are you a native Korean speaker? Then, you probably know how difficult it is to learn English. There are many differences between these two languages which may lead to some misunderstandings. Here’s a list of most common errors Korean speakers make.

Please let us know if this is […]

1911, 2021

Common mistakes Italian speakers make in English and how to avoid them

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

COMMON MISTAKES ITALIAN SPEAKERS MAKE IN ENGLISH

Are you an Italian speaker learning English? Then, you must have made at least a few of these mistakes. Learn how to avoid them and speak correctly 🙂

PRONUNCIATION

Adding a vowel at the end of a word

The Italians often add an extra ‚a’ at the […]

1911, 2021

Common errors Spanish speakers make in English and how to avoid them

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

COMMON ERRORS SPANISH SPEAKERS MAKE IN ENGLISH

If you’re a native Spanish speaker learning English, you’ve probably encountered many difficulties mastering it. In this post, we’re discussing 13 most common errors made by Spanish speakers. Hopefully, you won’t make any of these mistakes again after reading this post! 🙂

PRONUNCIATION:

Dropping h
The Spanish tend to […]

1911, 2021

How to learn new words?

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

Everybody knows that kids absorb languages SUPER FAST and all of us wish to learn as quickly as the little ones. Unfortunately, there’s a catch – kids are in a different (“easier”) situation! They can spend more time on learning, are motivated and the habits of their first language (vocabulary, grammar […]

1911, 2021

Video lesson: What is Received Pronunciation?

by Chris – Pronunciation Teacher at GoingEnglish
Do you love the Standard British Accent (Received Pronunciation)? Want to know how to speak it?
We’ve prepared something special for all of you – a free VIDEO LESSON about RP.

Improve your pronunciation – have an individual pronunciation training and get a certificate!
Click here: www.goingenglish.pl/chris

1911, 2021

What is Received Pronunciation and how to speak it?

by Chris, Accent Coach at GoingEnglish
As with most – if not all – languages around the world, English has standard versions. Two of the best-known are General American and General Australian English. However, there being standard versions of the speech of each English-speaking people is a notional concept at best and as far as I’m aware […]

1911, 2021

Understanding the Importance of Studying Phrasal Verbs

What is the difference between the two following sentences?

I accidentally met a friend in Central Park.
I ran into a friend in Central Park.

Go ahead and take your time, I’ll wait.

If you can’t figure out the difference, that’s because it’s a trick question. There is no difference, as far as the exact meaning goes. […]

1911, 2021

Speak like a Brit! Take the challenge!

Pronouncing words correctly and being understood by native speakers are the biggest challenges for English learners.

Accent, intonation and correct pronunciation are crucial aspects when communicating with native English speakers. Want to know how to learn Received Pronunciation?
Nicholas, our IPA certified Pronunciation Coach, can help you with: intonation, accent reduction, fluency, pronunciation (RP).
We offer pronunciation trainings […]

1911, 2021

America and Britain Divided by an Ocean and a Language

Winston Churchill once said: “America and Britain are two countries separated by a common language,” and in many ways he was right. It is not just the Atlantic Ocean that separates these two English-speaking nations but big differences in the English language written and spoken by British people and Americans.

This can cause real problems because […]

1911, 2021

10 Slang Words you’ll hear on the streets of the U.S.

Slang words are part of just about every culture. And they are as unique to every culture as foods, families and holidays.
For example, several years before he met me, my Irish husband was in the U.S. visiting an old schoolmate. While touring the sites in Front Royal, Virginia, he and his friend stopped at a […]

1911, 2021

RESTAURANT ETIQUETTE: the United States vs the United Kingdom

There are many cultural differences between the United States and the United Kingdom.  Having lived in the UK for some years, and being an American who doesn’t like to cook, I have been in my share of restaurants in both the UK and the US. I say ‘restaurant’ because I’m American, but of course in […]

1911, 2021

Too lazy to start learning? I’ve got something for all the lazybones out there!

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

Tired of doing boring grammar exercises and not having enough power and motivation to learn? Sick of feeling like you’re wasting your time and money on another language course where your progress is barely noticeable? Does it sound like you?
I’ve got something for you that will solve all these problems.
First, imagine […]

1911, 2021

Hey guys! Nice to meet you!

By Agnieszka, Founder and CEO at GoingEnglish
 

Hi Going Friends! What’s up?

I’m so happy to see you here. It means you took the first step to learn English, congratulations! 🙂

This blog has been created for YOU – the former, present and/or future student of English.

It’s a supplement to our online English classes (individual and group) or English language courses. […]

1801, 2021

Powszechne błędy w języku angielskim popełniane przez Polaków i jak ich unikać

WYMOWA

(kliknij w interesujące Ciebie słowo aby usłyszeć poprawną wymowę)

Dźwięk TH

Zarówno bezdźwięczne /θ/ jak i dźwięczne /ð/ th są bardzo często wymawianie niepoprawnie.

Polacy mowią:

They think there are three, free trips.

/d/   /f/ or /s/  /d/       /f/ or /t/      /f/ /t/

POPRAWNA […]