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Excellent English 2019: 10 Popular Lessons from Clark and Miller

Excellent English 2019: 10 Popular Lessons from Clark and Miller

2019 is here!

And what better way to celebrate than by looking back on 2018 and checking out the 10 best Clark and Miller lessons?

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Top lesson #1

Can I Improve My English Online? 7 Websites You Will Love

We all get it.

That horrible feeling when you sit in front of your laptop to do some serious studying.

You open it, turn it on, open up your internet browser.

Then … nothing!

You don’t know where to go to get some serious English learning done (apart from Clark and Miller, of course).

It happens a lot, right?

Well, don’t worry! Here are seven great English learning websites to get you started.

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Top lesson #2

7 Tricks to Understand Phrasal Verbs Without a Dictionary

Yes, yes, I know — phrasal verbs can be a serious pain in the neck.

I mean, how can adding “up” (which means “in the direction of the sky”) to “give” mean “quit”?

It makes no sense!

Whoever invented them should be taken to Florida and forced to watch Mickey Mouse dance for eight hours a day — or some other sort of terrible punishment.

But there’s good news: in some phrasal verbs, the prepositions actually mean something.

Once you’ve learned these prepositions and what they mean, you’ll be able to add hundreds of phrasal verbs to your vocabulary — and guess the meaning of some phrasal verbs without a dictionary.

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Top lesson #3

29 Must-Know Binomials in English

“What on earth is a binomial?” you may or not be saying now.

Good question.

Binomials are very common in English.

They’re also quite easy to remember, they help you sound more natural and they can help you express yourself more smoothly.

You probably already know a few binomials: “black and white,” “rock n’ roll,” “salt and pepper.”

So dive into this fun, rhythmic side of English and learn the most commonly used binomials.

Click here for the lesson.

Top lesson #4

Numbers in English: The Ultimate Guide

Sure — we can all count to 10, 100, even a thousand or a million.

But wait a second — can you really? What about 1,008? 112,074,666?

And can you say temperatures, times, prices, numbers as slang, 24-hour time, decimals, ordinal numbers, fractions, dimensions, speeds and years correctly?

This lesson covers (just about) everything you’ll need to talk about numbers in English.

Click here for the lesson.

Top lesson #5

27 Words for Facial Expressions in English

We’re all complex, interesting, emotionally diverse creatures.

And this is reflected in how we express ourselves with nothing more than the power of the face!

Facial expressions are an essential part of living together and describing how people react.

Here are some of the most common facial expressions in English — as well as some useful advanced ones.

Oh, and 27 pictures of me and my face doing different things.

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Top lesson #6

Kitchen Vocabulary: 48 Things in the Kitchen You Don't Know in English

You’re at a foreign friend’s house. You’re helping out with the dinner, and you need to ask your friend where this is:

Kitchen vocabulary: Potato masher

And you realise you don’t know what on earth this is in English.

Then you need to find this:

Kitchen vocabulary: Colander

And you don’t know that, either.

And then you realise you don’t know half the kitchen vocabulary in English.

How did it come to this?

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Top lesson #7

Do You Know How to Use "Will"? Are You Sure?

If I asked you the question, “What does ‘will’ mean?” what would your answer be?

Most people, including people from the UK, would probably say something like, “We use ‘will’ when we want to talk about the future.”

Hmm …

Really?

It’s true we use “will” for predictions. Sometimes.

But most of the time, “will” doesn’t really represent the future.

In this lesson, find out how we use “will” for all sorts of different things, from habits to calculations.

You’ll love it.

Click here for the lesson.

Top lesson #8

76 Must-Know Shapes, Shape Adjectives and Phrases with Shapes

A clock is a circle.

And a box is a cube.

OK. That’s all easy.

But what about a ball?

Or your mouse pad?

Or a candle?

Shapes are another example of everyday vocabulary that a lot of English coursebooks don’t cover.

This lesson covers most shapes and how to use them as nouns and adjectives.

It also shows you how you can describe complex objects.

Click here for the lesson.

Top lesson #9

Can You Say Email Addresses and Websites in English? Are You Sure?

This is another thing that everyone thinks they can do — but often can’t.

It’s surprising how weirdly complicated it is just to say an email address or a website address.

Sure, you can say your email address in a way that YOU can understand, but can you say it to someone on the phone and be sure that the other person has written EVERY LETTER AND SYMBOL correctly?

Getting the right vocabulary is one thing.

But there are some useful strategies for making sure that you’re giving someone your company website address and not a link to the International Sandwich Fans website.

Although, that actually might be worth a visit, come to think of it.

Click here for the lesson.

Top lesson #10

27 Different Ways to Say Thank You (And How to Reply)

So what’s wrong with these conversations?

“Hey, Riza. Here’s your coffee.”
“Thank you.”

“If you like, I can look after the kids for you this weekend, Riza.”
“Thank you.”

“Hey, look! I’ve just saved you from falling into the shark tank!”
“Thank you.”

Yep — Riza says the same thing again and again and again.

Don’t be like Riza!

Click here for the lesson.


OK. There we have it — the best of 2018.

Before we dive deep into this lovely, fresh new year, can you answer these questions?

Can you …

  1. Name three facial expressions in English?
  2. Say these numbers: £28.99; 188,198,023; 4 ½ km
  3. Say your email address in English?
  4. Guess the meaning of a new phrasal verb — without looking it up in the dictionary?
  5. Name the kitchen item you use to move soup from the pot to the bowls?
  6. Name the shape of a candle? A ball?
  7. Say thank you in three different ways?

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