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I've been making a lot of videos related to the Superbowl, and also making plans for Superbowl Sunday. Here's one of my videos that talks about my plans. What about you, what are your plans?
One of the best ways to improve your English is to use it! But for some people, it is difficult to find partners to practice with. Fortunately, the internet makes it easy to find people with shared interests. If you need a speaking partner, use the comments below to find a connection. Give your first name, email, time zone, and preferred way to talk (Skype, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, FaceTime, etc.). Contact your new speaking partners and start talking!
Our new video series "Real Talk" is designed to help you improve both speaking and listening skills by comparing written words to what sounds Americans are really saying.
Check out our series on the video section of our app, or subscribe to the S.M.A.R.T. Video course to see all of the videos.
Watch this clip from ABC's Modern Family. Just one of the many "Real Talk" videos. A fun way to improve your English!
What are your favorite TV shows? Tell us in the comments below, and we'll use clips from your show for our next "Real Talk" video!
Usually the most difficult words to pronounce are words with a combination of sounds that doesn't occur in your native language. For example, if your language doesn't have the "th" sound, and uses a rolled r, then the words there, Thursday, three and weather will all be challenging for you.
If your language uses one sound for w and v, or interchanges them, then words like whenever, wherever, and we've will be your difficult words.
Try practicing the w and v combination with this video about the word however.
Try practicing the r and th combination with this video about the phrase from the.
What words do you find difficult to say? Leave a comment and we'll make videos for the words that most people want help with!
The requests are coming in: View the new videos in our Community Requests post.