What is a ‘Host’ of something? – Quick Tip Video

Watch this video for a quick explanation of the English expression a host of something with examples and explanations. Have you heard this expression before? Try to use it in your own sentences!

Read more about this expression in the post “A Handful.” Other videos are in the videos section.

3 Resources for Quick Language Improvement

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I know you’re busy! Quickly, here are two online resources that you might use to help in your language learning process. Both options are free to use!

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Learn Languages with Netflix

This option is great for those that already have a Netflix account and want to get an extra kick out of their language practice. It’s a great tool for watching content on Netflix using two subtitles; one in your source language and the other in your target language. You can follow the link below or search for “learn languages with Netflix” on your browser and download the plugin.

After that, it will be available at the top of your browser to use when you watch Netflix on your laptop or desktop. They even have a catalog for specific languages to see what the best-rated shows and movies are in English or any of the other available languages. You can click on words in the subtitles to see their translations and definitions. It’s free to use, so why not add it to your Netflix routine?

Download it here

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Notion

It is an excellent app/website for taking notes. This might not sound too exciting, but it’s an excellent resource for organizing lists, tables, and charts for learning new vocabulary and grammar. Notion is also great for organizing your other resources, having them all in one spot. I’m using it to create posts right now, actually.

You can use it to practice writing in English, do translations, and perform any other creative written project your mind can think up. Notion is a priceless tool (literally) that can be used to keep yourself super organized while learning a new language. Check out the link to learn how it works!

Go to Notion

Journaly

Journaly is a newer platform that was built with language learning in mind. Members can write blog posts about any subject their heart desires in the language they are learning. Other members that speak your target language can correct any mistakes and give suggestions.

The great part is you can return the favor, offering corrections on other members’ posts if they’re learning a language you know. The community there is pretty nice and helpful, so don’t hesitate to practice your writing there!

Go to Journaly

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Read more: other Helpful Resources

Thank you for coming! Go and check these sites out. I’m sure they’ll help you in your language learning as they’ve helped me. Do you know of any other great resources for language improvement?

Working That English Muscle

Websites for practicing your skills

My English Pages: https://www.myenglishpages.com/

  • Practice general language skills, including some exercises and a blog.

Learn English British Council: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/

  • Blogs and interactive exercises to help with all parts of English learning for any level. The focus is more on British English.

Open Culture: http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons

  • Find online courses, audiobooks, and even movies in English and many other languages.

Espresso English: https://www.espressoenglish.net/

  • Bite-sized lessons about English topics, including short videos and a blog.

English Club: https://www.englishclub.com/

  • General English practice, including some varied exercises, a forum and a writing space.

English Super Site: https://englishsupersite.com/

  • General English practice, especially good for understanding confusing words and terms. It has lots of little quizzes to test your knowledge too.

Perfect English Grammar: https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/

  • So many grammar exercises and explanations.

English-At-Home: https://www.english-at-home.com/

  • Has great tips about language points and skills, including some courses and guided practice.

EC English: https://www.ecenglish.com/en

  • Online English courses and practice, including some live courses and finding in-person destination courses.

K12 Reader: https://www.k12reader.com/

  • Assistance in reading skills with lots of reading exercises and worksheets, especially for young learners.

Engoo: https://engoo.com/app/materials/en

  • A wide array of practice, including current news articles, pronunciation, describing pictures, and lots of helpful conversation practice. They even have test prep.

Englisch-Hilfen: https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/

  • There are lots of exercises and games to help with grammar and vocabulary, including printable worksheets. I know they sound German, but trust me, they teach English.

English in 10 Minutes: https://englishin10minutes.com/

  • Here you can practice English by listening to quick podcasts with transcripts included, or do worksheets and learn about the importance of listening skills. The podcasts stories come from around the world and are pretty interesting.

Ludwig.guru: https://ludwig.guru/

  • This website is like a super dictionary. Besides giving you a simple definition, you can find translations, see the words in context, compare the word you are looking for to other words, and even see how popular the word is in daily speech. Ludwig is a great tool for being certain what word you want to use in English.

ELLLO: https://www.elllo.org/

  • A big library of video and audio lessons where you can practice listening skills and test your English knowledge. The audios come from different countries and accents too, so it’s a great place to get familiar with a variety of English speeches. Check it out!

Do you know of any other sources that are great for English learning or practice? Tell me down below! And let me know how these websites have worked for you.