We're delighted to announce that Write Back Soon, our first podcast aimed at learners of English, is now live. Write Back Soon helps learners master what is often seen as one of the most difficult aspects of the English language, phrasal verbs. To native English speakers concepts such as "to ask for" and "to get through" come as second nature, but learners of English find phrasal verbs notoriously difficult.
Sticking with the tradition of making what seems complicated very straightforward, Write Back Soon will help learners master their phrasal verbs and build confidence in using them through the story of Duncan and Lisa, two Scottish students who are temporarily separated: Lisa is studying in Canada and Duncan is back home in Scotland. Our experienced EFL teacher Gerry will explain exactly how to use the phrasal verbs included in each email between Duncan and Lisa.
Many English learners' first experience with English listening materials concentrate on a standardised American English accent, or on the English as spoken in certain parts of England. As we're based in Scotland, Write Back Soon will introduce learners to a Scottish accent, well known to be a particularly 'pleasing' accent to listen to! (More information and a very interesting article here!)
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